Freddie Ljungberg: Per Mertesacker to support interim Arsenal head coach
Former Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker will operate alongside head coach Freddie Ljungberg to some short-term basis.
Ljungberg, who was requested to take duty of the team following the sacking of Unai Emery on Friday will be supported by the Arsenal academy supervisor.
Mertesacker will join Ljungberg from the dugout at Carrow Road for the Premier League trip to confront Norwich on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Until he retired in the conclusion of the 2017-18 season 221 appearances were produced by the World Cup winner for Arsenal between 2011-18.
Arsenal sponsor Brighton in the Emirates on Thursday, before next 22, they travel to face West Ham at the London Stadium, live on Sky Sports.
Ljungberg, member and former Arsenal midfielder of’The Invincibles’, is known to be a contender to replace Emery as permanent Gunners boss, however, the Swede has no immediate designs on targeting the occupation.
“For me it’s about the team and the club,” Ljungberg told Sky Sports News.
“I am trying to concentrate on the game tomorrow. We’ll try to acquire this as tough as we can and we will see, when you can find a couple other games.
“But that is exactly what I look at, the other things is wholly immaterial.”
Ljungberg has revealed no timescale was set for his spell because the temporary replacement of Emery.
“No, without any indication of just how long or how short. They just said concentrate on your next game do too as possible,” he said.
When asked when he wishes to be a supervisor, Ljungberg replied:”We will see in the future.
“In the moment I’m studying the transaction. That is a big responsibility and the minute I’m only taking it game by game.”