Unai Emery’s contract length clarified
The Athletic’s David Ornstein hosted a Q&A for Arsenal fans on Monday.
After eight matches this season, Arsenal are third in the table.
The Gunners have 15 points on the board, which is one fewer than Man City, while Liverpool are 9 points ahead of the north London side.
So are Arsenal happy with how Unai Emery is getting on?
According to Ornstein, Emery’s position with the Gunners appears secure.
Moreover, the reporter has clarified his understanding of Emery’s contract length at Arsenal: it’s a three-year contract without a break clause.
Freddie Ljungberg’s long-term Arsenal ambition
Another interesting update from David Ornstein related to Freddie Ljungberg’s long-term Arsenal ambition.
Now 42, Ljungberg returned to Arsenal last season to become the club’s under-23 coach.
He’s since been appointed as Unai Emery’s assistant first-team coach.
Prior to his Arsenal comeback, Ljungberg worked as an assistant coach at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.
Could Ljungberg one day be the Arsenal manager?
According to Ornstein, that’s the Swede’s goal:
Freddie is highly-rated by the players and staff, and the logical feeling is he would take temporary charge if anything happened with Emery.
He has ‘number one’ ambitions of his own and won’t hang around somewhere for too long if he doesn’t think the opportunity will come.
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