With weeks having gone by since Unai Emery was relieved of his duties at Arsenal, the club are seemingly no closer to bringing in a new man to permanently replace the Spaniard. The former PSG boss was sacked as Arsenal manager following a miserable start to the campaign that had left them well outside the top four places.
Invincibles legend Freddie Ljungberg was named as interim head coach, but reports in recent weeks have suggested the Gunners have lined up a 12-man shortlist. Now, The Athletic’s David Ornstein has delivered an update on the north London side’s search for a new manager, and the journalist had some very intriguing news.
He claims that whilst Arsenal want the situation settled as soon as possible, they are keen to appoint the right man rather than being rushed into making a quick decision.
He adds that if their number one target is available now, then that deal will be done, but there is a chance Ljungberg could hold the fort for the rest of the season and even be given the chance to impress himself, if the situation remains unclear. And after hearing Ornstein’s update, Arsenal fans flooded to Twitter to voice their thoughts about the matter.
This is what we want to hear
— LacaZte. (@LacaZte) 11 December 2019
— James (@CooKieeJL) 11 December 2019
Many supporters of the north London side appeared to be glad with what Ornstein had to report, claiming that it is absolutely the correct move to not rush things and simply appoint the best man for the job when the time is right.
Good approach imo. Just hope we can get the right man
— Usismama (@Usismamayo) 11 December 2019
Nice to know. Was up for Carlo as short term but this is sensible and less costly long term
— Marcus Waller (@MarcWaller) 11 December 2019
100% the right way to approach it imo
— Paul McG AFC (@Afcpmg) 11 December 2019
That’s what I like to hear
— Daps (@dapsdapa) 11 December 2019
I actually prefer this. We have to get it right this time..
— Tobechukwu Hubert (@tobe_monte) 11 December 2019
Sounds good to me. Rather make a good decision than a quick one.
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) 11 December 2019
After securing his first win as interim head coach on Monday night against West Ham, the Gunners hierarchy will no doubt be hoping that Ljungberg can steady the ship for the time being as they look to appoint Emery’s permanent successor. If the Swede can continue to do a good job, then they can take their time and really ensure they make the right decision.