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Marcelino flies to London as Ljungberg’s Arsenal future hangs in the balance

Arsenal are set to face West Ham United this evening in a fixture that could well determine Freddie Ljungberg’s future at the club.

The Swede has endured a dismal opening to his reign with a draw and a defeat to note from his opening two fixtures, leaving him in a precarious situation ahead of a trip to London Stadium.

Ahead of the game, Spanish media outlet Superdeporte have suggested that Marcelino Garcia Toral landed in London on Sunday ahead of a potential move to the capital.

While there is no explicit suggestion that he has arrived for talks over the Arsenal job, his arrival on UK soil so close to the Gunners’ next fixture certainly suggests that something could be brewing in north London.

Discussion over who exactly will succeed Unai Emery continues to run rife and reports from Spain have only added fuel to the fire.

Would Marcelino be a good appointment for Arsenal?

Yes

Yes

No - stick with Ljungberg for now

No - stick with Ljungberg for now

The Spanish manager, 54, has managed Villarreal, Valencia and Sevilla during a stint in management that spans more than 20 years.

His best ever points per match ratio arrived in his most recent role at Valencia as he collected 1.79 per match over a 110 game period.

Article title: Marcelino flies to London as Ljungberg’s Arsenal future hangs in the balance

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