Freddie Ljungberg can produce ‘something special’ at Arsenal, says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has high hopes for Arsenal interim manager Freddie Ljungberg (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg can produce ‘something special’ as he has the club ‘in his heart’. That’s according to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Ljungberg has taken charge on a temporary basis following Unai Emery’s dismissal last week and the Swede began his reign as interim head coach with a 2-2 draw away to Norwich on Sunday afternoon.

While the Gunners have every confidence in Ljungberg ability, it’s likely an external candidate will be brought in to steer the side out of the hole they currently find themselves in.

Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers, Max Allegri and Patrick Allegri have all been linked, but Aubameyang has backed Ljungberg to turn around the club’s fortunes and make himself a contender for the job.

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‘He can give us something special,’ the striker said after his brace at Carrow Road.

‘If I’m not wrong, he was part of the ­Invincibles. His career speaks for itself. We will try to follow him and give the best for him.

‘Everybody is respectful of Freddie. He played for Arsenal, he knows as a player how we feel. It’s interesting to have him

‘We had only one [training] session with him, maybe two for those guys who didn’t play on Thursday.

‘We will see this week what is going to happen. I think it’s good for us. He played for Arsenal and he has this in his heart.’

Aubameyang scored both of Arsenal’s goals at Carrow Road (Picture: Getty)

Aubameyang hopes to set a positive example for his team-mates after Ljungberg handed him the captain’s armband at Norwich.

‘I try to give the guys all my positivity,’ the Gabonese added.

‘As always, I try to be an example, working hard.

‘I think the mood is good. We tried to find more confidence in winning games. We try our best.

‘Unai Emery was sacked, now we have Freddie and we’re all focused on one thing, to be back winning.

‘Today we did maybe not a perfect game but a good job and we’ll try to win the next one.

‘We have positive things to take. We didn’t play bad, we played good.’

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