Hector Bellerin identifies how Freddie Ljungberg has helped the Arsenal dressing room | Freddie Ljungberg is yet to win as Arsenal manager since taking over as caretaker boss last week.

Hector Bellerin identifies how Freddie Ljungberg has helped the Arsenal dressing room

Hector Bellerin identifies how Freddie Ljungberg has helped the Arsenal dressing room

Hector Bellerin identifies how Freddie Ljungberg has helped the Arsenal dressing room

Hector Bellerin identifies how Freddie Ljungberg has helped the Arsenal dressing room

Hector Bellerin identifies how Freddie Ljungberg has helped the Arsenal dressing room

Hector Bellerin identifies how Freddie Ljungberg has helped the Arsenal dressing room
Hector Bellerin identifies how Freddie Ljungberg has helped the Arsenal dressing room
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Arsenal star Hector Bellerin insists Freddie Ljungberg is helping the team despite the current struggles facing the side. The Gunners were beaten 2-1 by Brighton at the Emirates on Thursday night to make it nine games without a win in all competitions.

Ljungberg has only been in charge of the side for a week having replaced Unai Emery.

Emery was sacked following the poor run though caretaker boss Ljungberg, who shone for Arsenal as a player, has failed to stop the rot so far.

Though Bellerin believes results will soon come, insisting Ljungberg is helping Arsenal to progress.

"I don't know what to say,” Bellerin said.

Arsenal news: Freddie Ljungberg is yet to win as caretaker manager

Arsenal news: Freddie Ljungberg is yet to win as caretaker manager (Image: GETTY)

“I have the feeling that whatever we do it doesn't come out right.

“The team gave its best, we created chances, we defended good but it seems like we need so many chances to score and teams score every chance against us. I am lost for words a little bit.

"Every single player has given 100 per cent. When we go out on to the pitch we want to win and give our best.

“I feel that our team was full of energy, it's hard to take. We have to keep going, I am sure 100 per cent that results will come.

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"Football is like life sometimes, you go through ups and downs. I have won trophies here, had good seasons and bad seasons.

"Freddie has helped the team a lot this week. He has added a lot of energy to the dressing room."

But Ljungberg himself knows it won’t be easy to change the mood after a home defeat, which leaves the Gunners in tenth in the Premier League with just four wins this season.

He said: “That's the tough part. They look very short on confidence.

Arsenal news: The Gunners were beaten by Brighton on Thursday

Arsenal news: The Gunners were beaten by Brighton on Thursday (Image: GETTY)
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“In the first half they were scared to get the ball and a bit scored to move, they were just standing still.

“That’s something we need to talk about. They need to have a win, we need to dig out a win and get them some confidence.

“They can do it because they showed it in the beginning of the second half and they did it really well for 20 minutes.

“It’s hard to say that when you lose at home, but they were very good in that little spell.”

Max Allegri drops hint about taking Arsenal or Man Utd job but sets time frame for role

Max Allegri drops hint about taking Arsenal or Man Utd job but sets time frame for role

Massimiliano Allegri has made it know he is interested in taking up a job in the Premier League and has been linked with taking up the vacant position at , as well as replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at .

However, according to ESPN FC, the 52-year-old Italian appears set on sticking to his plan of taking a year out of football after leaving Juventus in the summer.

Allegri had a very successful spell at the Italian club and won five straight Serie A titles, along with four Coppa Italias, during his time in Turin.

But he now reiterated his plan to not take a job in-season.

“In June. I don't know if you can call it a sabbatical or not,” Allegri told ESPN FC.

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Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri has reiterated his plan to not take a job in-season (Image: GETTY)

“Giovanni [Branchini] and I immediately came to that decision. As soon as the relationship with Juventus came to an end, the decision was to take a year out.

“I had 18 years as a player and I've been in coaching for 16. I stopped this year after 34.

“I’m happy. I have a chance to reflect, go and talk to people, do things in my private life that I'm passionate about, like going to the theatre, some art exhibitions, reading books.”

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However, fans of Arsenal and United that want to see him take over at their respective clubs can be reassured that the Italian is also using his free time to study the English language.

“I am taking lessons here in Milan. I manage to speak quite well,” Allegri added.

“I find the listening part a bit more difficult. If I'm talking to someone who helps me out by speaking a little slower, then I understand.

“I watch films [in English] and if I read something in English I understand it fine.”

But Allegri isn’t going to rush into a new job and wants to make sure if he suitably prepared wherever he ends up next.

Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri won five straight Serie A titles with Juventus (Image: GETTY)

“Next year will be an important year,” he said.

“Important for the choice I end up making and the need to be prepared for it.

“After a year out and five years at Juventus, I don't want to go back into the game and do badly. That would do my head in.”

Arsenal have placed Freddie Ljungberg in temporary charge after they made the decision to end Emery’s 18 month reign at the cub.

And it has been reported the club have already begun the process of interviewing candidates for the position, with the club currently sitting 10th in the table.

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Although last week Arsenal director Josh Kroenke insisted the club would be taking its time to appoint Emery’s replacement.

“It's about finding the right candidate, not the first candidate,” he said.

Meanwhile, as the right manager to turn around the fortunes of the Red Devils.

United currently sit sixth in the table after 15 games, although they are still eight points off the top-four places and 22 points behind league leaders Liverpool.

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MANCHESTER: Just as he has been ever since returning a fortnight ago, Jose Mourinho was on a charm offensive. He strode through the gates of Old Trafford’s players’ entrance and made a beeline for security guards, a match co-ordinator, and shortly after, he found Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , greeting him with a clasp of the face.

This is the new Mourinho, the Mourinho looking to build bridges. It was the Mourinho who now resembles one of those motivational Instagram accounts, misattributing quotations to historical figures and celebrities in his press conferences, insisting that the world is actually fine if you just think positively and are nice to people. Who knows?

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Man Utd stars visit Ed Woodward to issue Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sack demand

Manchester United players have demanded Ed Woodward keep Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on as manager, despite the Red Devils’ mixed start to the Premier League season.  The Red Devils eased some of the pressure on the Norwegian with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Wednesday, with a Marcus Rashford brace ruining Jose Mourinho’s return to his old club.

Manchester United have won just five of their first 15 league matches, however, something that Solskjaer is fully aware isn’t acceptable.

Yet the Daily Star claim that players at the club have gone to Woodward and insisted he keep Solskjaer in charge.

A club source is quoted as saying: "There's no doubt the squad are still desperate to do well for the manager.

“There is a strong feeling towards him and some of them wanted to make this clear."

Woodward is reportedly willing to give Solskjaer all the time he needs in order to carry out his rebuilding job.

And they showed on Wednesday night that, when they have their key players back, they’re able to rub shoulders with the best in the top flight.

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Man Utd chief Ed Woodward has been confronted by players over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Image: GETTY)

United have gone through three managers since Sir Alex Ferguson cruised off into the sunset back in 2013.

David Moyes was the first to chance his arm but lasted just 10 months into a six-year contract, with the club axing him following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Louis van Gaal lasted two years before being replaced by Mourinho - despite winning the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

And Mourinho spent two-and-a-half years at Old Trafford before being sacked back in December with the club stuck in a rut.

Woodward recently admitted that he’d found it ‘grim’ sacking the three managers.

“Grim,” he said when asked how he felt doing the deed.

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Man Utd players want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stay at Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

“It’s not a pleasant experience and I hope I never have to do it again.”

Meanwhile, United legend Gary Neville has praised the job Solskjaer is doing - but expressed a belief that he needs more signings.

“Ole needs to spend the owners’ money in January,” Neville said during an appearance on talkSPORT. “He is doing what I call a ‘pure job’.

“He is essentially clearing out Van Gaal and Mourinho’s players and tried to bring in players who were young and British in the summer, with Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.

“But these players are not mature enough, they haven’t got enough experience or quality in the squad and they’re suffering badly.

“They’re well short in terms of investment and quality. Ole doesn’t want to just be clearing the decks for other people to come in and benefit, he needs to make sure he benefits from it.

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“And so he needs to spend the money and be ruthless with the board. It takes a lot for me to say these things publicly because I’m so connected to the club, but he needs to spend their money and he needs to spend it well.

“I would say he needs a couple of midfield players and he needs a striker – that’s essential. A minimum of a midfield player and striker in January.

“He needs to line up two or three experienced players, because their current players are struggling on the pitch without guidance. They really are struggling, they need support out there.

“You look at James, Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Marcus Rashford, they all need experience alongside them.

“There’s no doubt they’re giving their all, but without some guidance, it’s just really difficult.”

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