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Ljungberg in the dark about what’s next

Freddie Ljungberg says he has no idea about what’s going to happen with the head coach role at the club, or for how long he’s going to be asked to continue in the role.

The Swede has been holding fort since Unai Emery was sacked, but as the club search for a replacement, he’s been left in a kind of limbo.

Unable to bring in any staff, he’s reliant on Academy boss Per Mertesacker to carry out coaching duties, and while he’s not complaining, the lack of clarity is surely an issue.

“I haven’t got any indication of if I’m here or not,” he said about suggestions he could stay until May.

“What I’ve said to the bosses and the club is I will do everything in my power to do as well as I can for this club and the players.

“Then obviously it is up to them to make a decision. I try not to put any emotions into that.”

As for communication from on high, he’s been told to keep things going, but has not been given a green light to bring in help on the coaching front.

“The club have said I have to wait until they make a decision, so I can’t do anything at the moment,” he said

“I have Per, but at the same time he is academy manager. He is helping me with the coaching.

“The club has said when they make a decision then that’s it – or I’m leaving, obviously – and maybe then we can do something with the staff. But it’s up to the club.

“If you look at the person who was here before, he had a lot of staff and maybe I don’t have so many.

“So if you keep on going like that for months and months, it’s not so easy. But that’s totally up to the club.”

The Gunners face Man City at the Emirates on Sunday, looking to build on Monday’s 3-1 win over West Ham.

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