Arsenal urged to get rid of Freddie Ljungberg ahead of West Ham clash

first_imgHartson wants Ljungberg to be moved on (Picture: AMA/Getty)‘Arsenal can’t afford to dally, to pussyfoot around or give Freddie Ljungberg a chance,’ Hartson told The Sun ahead of Monday night’s clash with West Ham.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He may be a favourite with Arsenal fans as a player but to manage Arsenal you need a bit more about you and a bit more experience.‘There are good managers out there. Go after somebody. Be pro-active. Do what Spurs have done by bringing Jose Mourinho in straight away.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 Arsenal‘If you’re going to sack a manager, bosh — go and get another one in.‘Arsenal need direction, they need leadership, they need a freshness and they need somebody to get hold of that dressing room because it’s like a sinking ship at the minute.‘A lot of managers will fancy the job because it’s a huge challenge.‘It’s not taking over a fantastic group of players like Mourinho has at Spurs. It’s about going in and working with what you have.’Should Arsenal stick with Freddie Ljungberg?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal dealt transfer blow in pursuit of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 9 Dec 2019 4:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Ljungberg hasn’t got off to the best start (Picture: Visionhaus)Arsenal should stop ‘pussyfooting around’ and find Unai Emery’s real replacement rather than sticking with interim manager Freddie Ljungberg, according to former striker John Hartson.Ljungberg has stepped in as caretaker manager following Unai Emery’s sacking but has got off to a rocky start, drawing with relegation-threatened Norwich before losing to Brighton at home.Given the difficult start to life in the dugout, it’s hard to see Ljungberg being handed the full-time position and Hartson called for Arsenal chiefs to be decisive. Arsenal urged to get rid of Freddie Ljungberg ahead of West Ham clash Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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McGinley unsure of form

first_imgVictorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley admits he has no idea how he will perform when he returns to action in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week. McGinley’s golf game has been on the back burner since he was made captain in January 2013, the 47-year-old’s incredible attention to detail in the role meaning he even ensured the fish occupying the tank in the team room were in European colours. A shoulder injury has also contributed to the Dubliner playing just once on the European Tour since July, but he is set to compete in the pro-am event played over the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. ” I’m not tired and I don’t feel like I want to pull away,” McGinley said after Europe’s five-point win over the United States on Sunday. “I think it’s been great. I’ve really enjoyed the ride the last 18 months. It’s been an absolute thrill and privilege and an honour. “The Dunhill is a tournament I’ve always enjoyed playing, I love playing on those golf courses. God knows where my golf game is. I feel like there’s been no work gone into my golf game the last six months. “Everything the previous captains have told me about your golf game struggling has been proved correct. The first year was not so bad. I played quite well last year to be honest. This year it’s really tailed off. “When I’ve been on the golf course and on the practice ground, my mind has been drifting. It’s not been there and I’ve not had the intensity and concentration you need to practice and play.” Four of McGinley’s team are also in the field this week, world number one Rory McIlroy, US Open champion and 2010 winner Martin Kaymer, France’s Victor Dubuisson and 2004 winner Stephen Gallacher. Vice-captain Padraig Harrington, who won the event in 2002 is also competing, as is last year’s winner David Howell, who beat American Peter Uihlein on the second hole of a play-off. “It will be lovely to come back as defending champion. It’s a real privilege and I shall enjoy every moment of it,” Howell said. “The win last year was a long time coming, seven years after my previous win and I could not have wished for a better place to do it than St Andrews.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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