Arsenal interim boss Freddie Ljungberg has said he is planning to speak to Arsene Wenger as he prepares for his first home match against Brighton.

Ljungberg was handed the reins at the Emirates last week following the dismissal of Unai Emery, and led the Gunners to a 2-2 draw at Norwich at the weekend.

Ljungberg is hoping for his first win as Arsenal interim boss

Ljungberg is hoping for his first win as Arsenal interim boss

And ahead of his first match at the Emirates, he has admitted his players have been given a prolonged recovery period in order to avoid injuries during the busy festive period.

“[Monday], was a recovery for the ones who played on Sunday. Today [Tuesday] was also a recovery of sorts,” he told talkSPORT.

“Whoever played against Norwich will be training tomorrow.

Ljungberg, who spent nine hugely successful years with Arsenal from 1998-2007, said he is planning to adapt his team’s style in preparation of the visit of the south coast club.

“I think it’s vital against Brighton to change. Like I said before if you have a pre-season of six-to-eight weeks there’s a lot of things you can work on,” he continued.


“I try to build on what you saw at Norwich but at the same time Brighton is a different opponent. Very, very well organised and I think they look good.

“I’m going on a match-by-match time so nothing that I’m going to get involved in. It’s up to the big bosses and what they want to do.”

The caretaker boss, who is a favourite to take the Arsenal hot seat full time, also admitted he is planning to chat with Wenger in the coming days.

“I would like to speak to [Arsene Wenger]. I have not spoken to him as it’s been a bit hectic but that’s on my list.”

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