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Ljungberg ‘proud and honoured’ after first game as Arsenal caretaker boss

PUBLISHED: 12:52 02 December 2019 | UPDATED: 12:52 02 December 2019

Arsenal interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg during the Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Arsenal interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg during the Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

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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."

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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.

"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.

"I'll try to help the players as much as I can and that's how I see it."


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