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Ljungberg refuses to confirm Arsenal captain ahead of Norwich clash

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Freddie Ljungberg has indicated he does not know how long his interim spell as Arsenal manager will last ahead of his first game.



Which means there have been suggestions Ljungberg could get an extended opportunity to prove his worth in the dugout ahead of his first game against Norwich on Sunday.

But while speaking to Sky Sports, the Swede was asked whether he had been told when his stint might end. He answered: '(There's) no indication of how long or how short.

'They just said, "Concentrate on the next game and do what you can and we'll see from there".

'I'm focused on the players and the game tomorrow and doing the best I can.'



And when he was asked if he wanted the job, the 42-year-old added: 'For me it's about the team and the club, I try to concentrate for the future, we have a game tomorrow.

'Maybe there's a few other games. That's what I look at. The other stuff is totally irrelevant.'

He was also coy on whether he wanted to be a manager: 'We’ll see in the future. At the moment, I'm learning the trade.

'I’m trying to do everything i can to prep myself. It's an honour that the club thinks I'm ready to take this big responsibility but at the moment I'm going game by game.'

A decision Ljungberg might have to make during his time in charge is who captains his side.


Granit Xhaka was stripped of the armband due to his disagreement with Arsenal fans and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been wearing it in his stead.

Ljungberg suggested he would not be appointing his own: 'I'm not going to try to make enormous, massive changes.

'I’m going to keep those things as it is there has been so much, so many discussions in the media... so many discussions within the club.

'I’m going to concentrate on how we can play and what we’ll do on the football pitch.'

When asked if Aubameyang would wear it against Norwich, he said bluntly: 'You'll see that tomorrow'.

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