Published: Sun, December 01, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Arsenal director Kroenke: Why we went with Ljungberg

Arsenal director Kroenke: Why we went with Ljungberg

The Spanish head coach was sacked after a 2-1 loss to German side Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League at The Emirates on Thursday night. I mean, he was a figurehead in one of the greatest football teams the world has ever seen; the Arsenal invincibles.

Dimitar Berbatov is backing Freddie Ljungberg to start his interim reign at Arsenal with a 2-1 victory at Norwich City on Sunday.

Whoever takes up the vacancy should not expect the club's ambitions for the season to be more grounded because of their hard start, as Kroenke - son of club owner Stan - still feels they can achieve their goals. When the news of Emery's sacking broke on Friday, the reaction on social media was nothing short of jubilant.

Daniel Farke's free-flowing football won plenty of admirers in the early weeks of the season, however, since stunning champions Man City at this venue back in September, the Yellows were only able to amass a solitary point from the following 21 on offer to them.

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"Freddie Ljungberg won't have a lot of time to implement his style and change the way Arsenal play ahead of this game but they need to get wins and they have to get a reaction", Berbatov told Betfair. "We still feel that we can achieve those goals this season, which is why we chose to make the change now".

Kroenke also said Arsenal will take their time to get "the right candidate". He knows this club inside out, we have played with him, we know what he is capable of.

"Obviously he was a player here for a number of years, the supporters know him very well and he's worked diligently behind the scenes for the past several years".

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