Freddie Ljungberg worried about Arsenal players ahead of Everton clash following Mikel Arteta announcement

first_img Everton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:44FullscreenEverton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.He said: ‘Of course it’s going to be a difficult one tomorrow [against Everton] 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.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalLjungberg, who was promoted to Emery’s senior coaching staff in the summer following a season with the Under-23s, was yesterday linked with the vacant managerial post at Malmo but he has strongly indicated he hopes to be retained by Arteta.He added: ‘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.’MORE: Mikel Arteta accuses Arsenal of losing their identity under Unai EmeryMORE: Ray Parlour identifies Mikel Arteta’s ‘hardest job’ as Arsenal head coach Comment Freddie Ljungberg will take charge of Arsenal one final time against Everton this afternoon (Picture: Getty)Freddie Ljungberg admits he is facing a ‘difficult’ task as he prepares to take charge of the Arsenal first team for the last time at Everton this afternoon.The former Arsenal star has overseen the last five matches in all competitions following the sacking of Unai Emery, but has managed just one victory in that period.Mikel Arteta was belatedly confirmed as Emery’s permanent successor on Friday but he will take a watching brief at Goodison Park, before officially starting in his new role tomorrow.Reports earlier this week claimed Ljungberg had complained to the board about the attitude of several senior players, amid speculation that the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Granit Xhaka were considering their futures.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd the 42-year-old admits Arteta’s arrival could represent a distraction for a group of players who are already struggling for motivation. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Dec 2019 7:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link638Shares Advertisement Freddie Ljungberg worried about Arsenal players ahead of Everton clash following Mikel Arteta announcement Advertisementlast_img

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