Freddie Ljungberg says he’s looking forward to sitting down with Mikel Arteta to discuss his future at the club.
The Swede will take charge of the team at Goodison Park tomorrow, with the new manager’s arrival coming too late for him to have an impact on this weekend’s game.
And when asked if he was excited about a sit down with Arteta, he said, “Of course. I’m looking forward to it a lot.
“It’s going to be a difficult one tomorrow because everybody knows he’s taking over the team and the club.
“I just hope the players will still try to be motivated and go for it. With me and him, I’m really looking forward to sitting down and discussing things.
“I met him before, I have the deepest respect for him and his football knowledge.
“Together, I think we can do this very, very well.”
Pressed on the situation at his first press conference, Arteta was somewhat coy, but suggested there was a way they could work together as Arsenal look to get back on track.
“It’s a conversation I was having this morning when we addressed the players and spoke to them,” he said.
“I had a conversation with him afterwards to see his expectations and how I see the situation.
“We will know something soon. I haven’t had a chance to speak to him fully.”