Ljungberg ‘proud and honoured’ after first game as Arsenal caretaker boss
- Credit: PA Wire/PA Images
Arseanl caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg was ‘proud and honoured’ after leading the club for the first time in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Norwich.
The Gunners legend was named interim boss after Unai Emery's sacking on Friday, with the Swede earning a point at Carrow Road in his opening game.
It was an emotional moment for Ljungberg, who said: "I was proud and honoured to be allowed to stand there on the touchline and leading this great club."
The role as caretaker boss is certainly an audition for Ljungberg, who is one of a number of names in the frame to take over on a full-time basis.
While he is fully aware of the opportunity to impress, he insists his focus is day-to-day.
You may also want to watch:
"I hope the club, where I have been for a long time, knows what I can do and what I can't do," said Ljungberg.
"I'm looking just forward, day-by-day, and I've just been very honoured that they have trusted me to do this.
- 1 Disruptions to your journey by car and train around Islington and Hackney
- 2 Arsenal pub Tollington Arms listed 'to prevent it being turned into flats'
- 3 'No consultation': Anger Islington cricket pitch could replace park
- 4 Arsenal offers behind scenes tour of Emirates Stadium at Covid jab pop-up
- 5 Police search for man who exposed himself on Islington 393 bus
- 6 'Obscene gestures and racist abuse' made at Islington Council meeting
- 7 Campaign groups link up for Hackney Town Hall anti-road closure demo
- 8 Highbury woman repairs clothes outside H&M in stand against fast fashion
- 9 Largest beer garden in North London being built for Euro 2020
- 10 Five times Islington has featured in films and TV series
"I'll try to help the players as much as I can and that's how I see it."