Arsenal fans think the club will follow in the footsteps of Manchester United if they appoint Freddie Ljungberg on a full-time basis.
The Swede led the Gunners for the first time as interim boss in the 2-2 draw with Norwich City on Sunday.
And according to Evening Standard reporter James Olley, the 42-year-old is now being viewed as a ‘genuine contender’ to replace Unai Emery on a permanent basis.
The news quickly made it’s way across social media on Monday, and plenty of Arsenal fans believe that Ljungberg’s potential appointment would lead the Gunners on a similar path to United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Twitter: @JamesOlley That’s gone really well at other clubs hasn’t it!? Cheapest & easiest option. Good luck to him though, club legend. (@AlanHooly)
Twitter: @JamesOlley Scandinavian, knows the club, legend, no experience… Where have I seen this before? (@joeymccallion)
Twitter: @JamesOlley OMG, another OGS! (@sjdavey)
Twitter: @JamesOlley Lol Sojskier 2.0 kmt (@WeMoveAFC)
Twitter: @JamesOlley Worse version of Ole? I think so. (@yudhatystm)
Twitter: @JamesOlley Horrible news….. premier league proven is what’s required (@DzinerSpiel)
Twitter: @JamesOlley Sounds familiar ….Solskjær 2.0 (@mod_2391)
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These supporters definitely have a point. Ljungberg has a limited amount of coaching experience and he’d be under immense pressure to turn things around at the Emirates if given the job on a full-time basis.
Solskjaer’s honeymoon period at Old Trafford is now over, and the former United striker is starting to feel the pressure as Red Devils boss.
That could happen with Ljungberg further down the line, and with the Gunners desperately needing to get this next appointment right, we feel as if they should be looking at a more experienced boss over their former midfielder.