The moment Freddie Ljungberg took over the reins at the Emirates stadium, goodwill messages from fans, friends and family alike followed. One of such was Cesc Fabregas who was still a babe back when Ljungberg was making history with the Arsenal Invincibles, going on a 49-game unbeaten run, a record that still stands in English football till this day.
After failing to win any game in his last seven matches with the Gunners, Unai Emery was shown the door. Leading Arsenal to their worst start in the Premier League in 25 years didn’t do the Spaniard much of a favor.
Ljungberg has been brought in to act as caretaker coach but should the Swede pull off an unlikely miracle, the job will be his. After accepting his current role and thanking everyone involved with the club on Twitter, Fabregas replied with a message wishing him all the best.
That particular tweet triggered the horde of Arsenal fans into extending coaching invites to Fabregas. After all, Freddie was among Arsenal’s coaching squad for 18 months and that must have helped him one way or the other to integrate the squad.
It is not as if any of Arsenal’s outings so far since Emery left has indicated that Ljungberg can get the job done. If anything, the same lack of hunger to push back against opposition has been notably present despite the new man in charge. The fact that he has no coaching experience makes it harder for the club chiefs to even think of giving the Swede the job no matter how strong the sentimental connection Freddie has with the club.
Fabregas is another person that has absolutely no idea how to manage a club but it seems the fans are desperate to search for meaning in places there is none.