Freddie Ljungberg’s first match as Arsenal manager didn’t result in a win but it did give us a lot more entertainment, so here are 22 things I noticed during the game.

NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg next to Per Mertesacker during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg next to Per Mertesacker during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

1He made weird selection choices to start with

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Back came Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi but there was still not place for Nicolas Pepe.

2Everyone has a cleanslate

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: (L-R) David Luiz, Granit Xhaka and Kieran Tierney of Arsenal look on they line up ahead of the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Eintracht Frankfurt at Emirates Stadium on November 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

What this told the whole squad was that everyone gets a do-over, a chance to start again to make an impression. Not everybody took it.

3The defence is still f**ked

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

How we fix it is the multi-million dollar question. Getting better defenders would probably be a start.

4Freddie doesn’t wear a suit

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Interim Manager of Arsenal Freddie Ljungberg and Per Mertesacker celebrate during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

He arrived in an aran jumper and took his place pitchside in a tracksuit.

5Arsenal seem ‘liberated’

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Todd Cantwell of Norwich City and Calum Chambers of Arsenal battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

They look like they’ve had a huge, depressingly boring weight lifted from their shoulders.

6Vivianne Miedema is pushing for a place in the starting lineup

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her sides fifth goal during the Barclays FA Women’s Super League match between Arsenal and Bristol City at Meadow Park on December 01, 2019 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)

With six goals and four assists to give Arsenal a 10-0 lead before she was subbed off after 79 minutes, is there a hotter striker on the planet right now? Bring her in for the Europa League games. (you can see them all here)

7Freddie knows you can’t throw a lead away if you don’t have one in the first place

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg looks on during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

It’s genius.

8Unai left and VAR became our friend

Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during their UEFA Europa league Group F football match between Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates stadium in London on November 28, 2019. – Unai Emery’s troubled tenure at Arsenal ended with him being sacked on November 29, 2019 less than two years after being appointed with the club on their worst run since 1992 having failed to win for seven matches. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) 

Not only did VAR give us a penalty but it gave us another go when we messed it up.

9Tim Krul can’t handle being shushed by Auba

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Tim Krul of Norwich City reacts during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Acting like a total knob as Auba got ready to take his penalty again, Tim Kul cried like a baby when Auba smashed it passed him and then shushed him as he ran off to celebrate.

102 days with Freddie is better than 18 months with Unai

Freddie Ljungberg after his first club interview as Arsenal head coach (Photo via Twitter)

It’s going to take a lot longer to undo the Spaniard’s damage, but we already look like we want to play football again.

11There is much more work to do but at least it was entertaining

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates with team mates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

When was the last time you were that engaged in an Arsenal match?

12The change in the attitude of the players since Thursday gives me great hope

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides first goal in front of Alexandre Lacazette during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Imagine what this team can do with proper instruction over a sustained period of time?

13Arsenal can still get your heart racing

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides first goal in front of Alexandre Lacazette during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

I was genuinely on the edge of my seat for parts of this game, not because of the great football, but because it was actually entertaining and I’d no clue how it was going to turn out. Even though we didn’t win, had Emery got them to play like this, even though it wasn’t great, he’d still be in a job.

14Can anything fix Arsenal’s defence?

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal and team mates walk back to the half way line during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

I don’t know, can it? We surely can’t keep relying on Bernd Leno like this.

15Mustafi is still the same

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal and Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal acknowledge the fans during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

He’s looked good as a bit-part player this season but against Norwich he was awful. I don’t know how many times he lost his man or his man lost him with ease yet somehow he made four clearances and two interceptions.

16This 2-2 was much less sad and depressing compared to the last one

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The score may be the same as Unai Emery’s last league game but that’s about all they have in common.

17When we needed a winner we brought on attackers not Lucas Torreira

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg next to Per Mertesacker during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Total madness.

18Arsenal fans care again

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg next to Per Mertesacker during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Arsenal fans, myself included, were finding it really hard to engage with this team under Emery but it hasn’t taken much to get us all on-board again.

19Mesut Ozil can still create football porn

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal is tackled by Moritz Leitner of Norwich City during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

The noise I made when Mesut Ozil tried that near-post flick cannot be repeated in case there is anyone here under 18.

20We should put Mustafi up front

Norwich City’s Finnish striker Teemu Pukki (L) has an unsuccessfil shot under pressure from Arsenal’s German defender Shkodran Mustafi (R) during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England on December 1, 2019. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP)

The uncanny way the ball deflects him and into our goal could be utilised at the other end. Just stick him in front of the opposition goal and kick the ball at him. One of them, at least, will deflect in.

21Norwich have turned into a d*ckish team

NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal reacts to a tackle by Kenny McLean of Norwich City during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Norwich have always been something of a bland entity but on Sunday they were a right bunch of little toads, their fans included. Booing us for being fouled, singing ‘same old Arsenal, always cheating’ as they got punished for breaking the rules, it’s not even original.

22We didn’t get outshot

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…and you think nothing has changed?

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