Freddie Ljungberg promises to return smiles to the glum faces of Arsenal fans after he was announced as our interim manager following the sacking of Unai Emery on Friday.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Freddie Ljungberg, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Meadow Park on March 29, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – MARCH 29: Freddie Ljungberg, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Meadow Park on March 29, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

To be fair, our smiles returned quickly on Friday morning when the announcement was made but to hear Freddie, who has already stated he wants to be Arsenal head coach permanently one day, speak about it all made me a little giddy.

Taking to Twitter, he said, “However long I oversee @Arsenal for I will give everything I have to put smiles on faces again. We have a busy few weeks ahead and the team needs your support. Let’s get to work!”

Freddie only has a couple of days to work with the team before we face Norwich on Sunday but hopefully by simply telling the players to forget everything they’ve learned over the past 18 months it will be enough to illicit significant change.

If you want to know what to expect from Freddie’s managerial style and tactics, then this piece from Dan, who followed them in-depth last season, has everything you need to know and a whole lot more.

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