Freddie Ljungberg’s tenure as temporary Arsenal boss begins tonight at Carrow Road against Norwich City. It is unlikely that the former Arsenal invincible will get the job permanently but he has a huge opportunity to show the board that he is capable.
The Swede played under Arsene Wenger in a hugely successful 4-4-2 formation back in the day. However, a 4-2-3-1 suits the team a lot better with Mesut Ozil pulling the strings as a number 10.
A front three of Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe should be unleashed which is sure to excite Arsenal fans. The midfield selection will be Ljungberg’s biggest challenge with Xhaka, Torreira and Guendouzi worthy of a start.
With David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi a doubt for the game and Sokratis struggling in form, could we see Chambers and Holding start in central defence? Holding’s injury last year hampered what could have been his best season as a professional. Chambers has looked brilliant whenever he has played this season and deserves a start in central defence.
Arsenal fans will be hoping that the players will be given a lot more freedom in the attacking areas. Emery’s counter-attacking system was no help to our attacking talent and Freddie has to change that immediately.
A manager’s sacking usually brings out a positive performance from the players but with Arsenal, we never know. We desperately need a win and struggling Norwich City could be the perfect opposition for Freddie to get his first three points as Arsenal boss.