• Ljungberg watched Arsenal lose 3-0 to Manchester City
• ‘I’ve said to them they need to make a decision’

Freddie Ljungberg urged the Arsenal hierarchy to make a decision sooner rather than later over the identity of the club’s next permanent manager – whether it was him or somebody else – after he watched his team slip to a humiliating 3-0 home defeat against Manchester City.

Ljungberg, who has been in caretaker charge since the sacking of Unai Emery, made the point – not for the first time – that the club’s coaching staff had been stretched to the limit. After Emery departed with his assistants, Ljungberg has been working with Per Mertesacker, who is also the academy manager. The hierarchy have been reluctant to bring in any new coaches for Ljungberg while he works on a game-by-game basis.

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