How the Arsenal board have rated Freddie Ljungberg’s start to life as Unai Emery’s replacement

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 14 Dec 2019 11:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link34Shares Comment Advertisement How the Arsenal board have rated Freddie Ljungberg’s start to life as Unai Emery’s replacement Arsenal v Man City: Pep Guardiola press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:20FullscreenArsenal v Man City: Pep Guardiola press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-man-city-pep-guardiola-press-conference-2070094/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Qualification for the Champions League remains a remote possibility with the Gunners already seven points adrift of Chelsea, albeit having played a game less, but Ljungberg is likely to keep his job as long as the side remains in contention of a top six finish.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are undertaking a comprehensive search for Emery’s permanent replacement and are prepared to play the waiting game in order to land their primary target.Metro.co.uk understands Mikel Arteta remains their preferred option and are expected to make an approach for their former midfielder after Sunday’s game against his current employers.MORE: Arsenal respond to Mesut Ozil social media postMORE: Kieran Tierney set for second surgery of 2019 as Arsenal injury nightmare continues Josh Kroenke spoke to the Arsenal squad following the sacking of Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Arsenal chiefs have been encouraged by the start Freddie Ljungberg has made to his interim reign following the sacking of Unai Emery.The Swede was promoted to the Spaniard’s senior coaching set-up in the summer and stepped into his shoes on a temporary basis after Emery was dismissed following the calamitous Europa League defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt a fortnight ago.Ljungberg drew his first game at the helm against Norwich, before overseeing Arsenal’s first ever home defeat against Brighton.Victory at West Ham on Monday represented a much needed shot in the arm, while Thursday’s draw at Standard Liege helped secure qualification for the knockout stages of the Europa League as group winners.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSunday’s match against champions Manchester City represents an acid test of Ljungberg’s credentials, but the Daily Mail reports that, regardless of results, the Arsenal hierarchy has been encouraged by the way in which Ljungberg has energised the club with his charisma and enthusiasm. Advertisementlast_img read more

Tipp junior footballers prevail after extra-time

first_imgWaterford started the match positively and led by 0-6 to 0-4 at half-time.However, the Premier County were always on their coat-tails and did enough to set up a semi-final clash with Cork next month. Tommy Toomey’s team  beat Waterford 0-16 to 0-15 after extra-time at Fraher Field, Dungarvan .David Butler’s point in the second period of the additional playing time proved to be the decisive score.Tipp had levelled matters in injury time at the end of the second half courtesy of Aidan Butler putting the ball over the bar.last_img read more

Fire officials propose temporary merger

first_imgCAMAS — The Camas and Washougal fire departments could soon become one, albeit for a temporary period.Officials from both departments told members of Camas and Washougal’s councils that a six-month merger would lower a projected $310,000 budget shortfall for emergency medical services. It would also show if and how a discussed permanent merger would work between the two departments, fire officials said.Council members did not vote on the proposal Monday. City government officials said such a vote would likely not happen until early May. But officials with both cities said the temporary merger proposal was significant. “It’s a huge step for the two communities to work together as one unit,” acting Camas Fire Chief Monte Brachmann said after the meeting. Camas is looking to hire a full-time fire chief by the end of May.“It gives us time to see if consolidation is the answer,” Camas Mayor Pro-Tem Scott Higgins added. “I sensed everyone’s aware of the problem and doing nothing is not an option. We have to do something.”Monday’s meeting at the Camas Library included presentations by Brachmann and Washougal Fire Chief Ron Schumacher outlining four possible options for reducing the deficit. The shortage stems from drastically reduced property tax revenue, they said.last_img read more