Ljungberg Gets Emotional After His First Match as Arsenal Boss

Arsenal interim boss Freddie Ljungberg was full of emotions after steering the club to a 2-2 draw against Norwich City on Sunday.

Finnish striker Teemu Pukki put Norwich City in an early lead at the stroke of 21t minute, only eight minutes before Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leveled matters from the spot.

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The search for a winner by both teams intensified thereafter, with Arsenal fans having all hopes of recording a positive result following the exit of their infamous manager Unai Emery.

But against their hopes, Todd Cantwell restored the hosts’ lead just seconds before the half-time whistle. Aubameyang would then make it 2-2 in the 57th minute-a result which was maintained to the end of the game.

Clearly, this was not the result expected by Arsenal fans especially with Freddie Ljungberg at the helm. Everyone wanted a win in order to feel some instant change after Emery’s sacking.

Ljungberg, the man tasked with bringing the instant change was also not happy after the match. As he expresses his joy for managing a club of Arsenal calibre-albeit on an interim basis, the Swedish coach was very sorry for ‘disappointing’ fans on his first match.

“I am very proud to lead this special club but at the same time, I feel disappointed because we didn’t win the game. I just want to say thank you very much to fans for that amazing support. It shows how much you love this club,” a dejected Ljungberg said.

With this result, Arsenal are now 8th with 19 points. They’re just above Manchester United and below Sheffield United. Liverpool are still highflying at the summit with an eight-point gap.

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