English Premiership

Ljungberg yet to discuss full-time job with Arsenal

Freddie Ljungberg (Getty Images)
Freddie Ljungberg (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Arsenal interim manager Freddie Ljungberg says he is yet to discuss with the club's leadership the possibility of taking on the role on a full-time basis.

The 42-year-old Swede was placed in charge on an interim basis following the sacking of Unai Emery last month.

He steered the Gunners to their first win since October 24 when they came from behind to beat West Ham on Monday night.

Next up is a Europa League trip to Standard Liege with progression into the knockout stages all-but assured.

As Arsenal's hunt for a long-term successor to Emery continues and Carlo Ancelotti's name enters the rumour mill following his sacking from Napoli on Tuesday, Ljungberg's own chances of landing the job remain unclear.

"That's not a conversation I've had with the bosses," he said when asked if he still saw himself in the running.

"My job is to go from day to day, game to game, to try to help this fantastic club. That's what I try to do. All of those decisions are up to the top dogs.

"I've been asked this question a lot since I took over and I just try to concentrate on my job - that is to win football games and get us to play better football.

"What the club decides to do or who they choose it is totally up to them, but I stay totally out of it."

Ljungberg revealed the likes of head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu were present in the West Ham changing room as Arsenal finally ended their nine-match winless streak.

 - TeamTalk Media

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