Robert Pires says that Arsenal are starting a new adventure after the departure of Unai Emery, and the appointment of Freddie Ljungberg as interim head coach.
The Swede expanded on his new role earlier today, speaking to the official website and Sky Sports, and his former teammate sounds excited about what he might bring to a team that has been struggling a lot in recent weeks.
The Gunners are seeking a first Premier League since October 6th when they travel to Carrow Road tomorrow, hopefully with a new manager bounce, and it came as no surprise to Pires that Ljungberg is in charge for this one.
Asked if Emery’s departure was inevitable, he said, “I think sadly yes, owing to the bad results.
“The club was unfortunately on a bad run, both in the league and the Europa League.
“So a change was needed and when we speak about changes, it is usually the manager who pays. So today a new adventure begins with Freddie taking the reins.
“He knows this club inside out, we have played with him, we know what he is capable of. I can say that the first training session that he took went very very well.
“Now it is up the players to respond and that Freddie’s message gets through to them well.”
Ljungberg will be joined in the dugout by former captain and current Academy Manager Per Mertesacker, let’s hope the duo can guide us to three points tomorrow.