'I am obviously leaving' - Arsenal interim boss hints he could be replaced soon - arsenal

‘I am obviously leaving’ – Arsenal interim boss hints he could be replaced soon

Arsenal interim boss Freddie Ljungberg has hinted the club could be set to appoint a permanent manager to replace him soon.

Freddie has been in charge at the Emirates following Unai Emery’s dismissal, overseeing four matches so far in which he recorded one win, two draws, and a defeat.

The Swede heads in for his fifth game as interim head coach at Arsenal when they host reigning Champions Manchester City on Sunday. And Ljungberg strongly believes it could be one of his lasts as interim manager at the club, with a permanent appointment expected soon.

“It is a very tough run of games that we have, so of course we will learn a lot,” Ljungberg said in his pre-match press conference.

“I will if I am here, or you guys [the media] will learn a lot about our players.” 

'I am obviously leaving' - Arsenal interim boss hints he could be replaced soon - arsenal

He added: “The club have said I have to wait until they make a decision, so yeah, I can’t do anything at the moment [regarding coaching staff].

“I have Per [Mertesacker] but at the same time he is an academy manager, but he is helping me with coaching. 

“The club has said when they make a decision that’s it, or I am obviously leaving, or maybe then we can do something with the staff. But it is up to the club.

“It’s far from me to say [if an appointment should be made quickly]. If you look at the person who was here before, he had a lot of staff and maybe I don’t have so many. So if you keep on going like that for months and months, it’s not so easy. But that’s totally up to the club.”

Arsenal are in a race for survival at the moment, and whether or not the club allows Ljungberg to dictate the pace for the next couple of games is inconclusive.

However, the club [Arsenal] would be wary of the decisions they make, with Everton, Chelsea and Manchester United all enlisted as part of their next four fixtures after hosting City on Sunday.

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