Freddie Ljungberg insists he is unlikely to perform a vital role in Arsenal’s January transfer strategy.
The club former playerwas installed as Unai Emery’s interim replacement last Friday and presided over Sunday’s 2-2 draw versus Norwich at Carrow Road.
Arsenal have now gone two months without a PL win ahead of Thursday’s match versus Brighton at the Emirates and their squad seems in desperate lack of reinforcements.
Freddie Ljungberg, however, revealed he is unlikely to be consulted over the opportunity of new signings, with club chiefs Edu and Raul Sanllehi likely to play a lead role.
‘I’m going on a match by match time now so there’s nothing that I will get involved in,’ he said at his pre-match press conference.
‘I think we have a very good squad, but it’s up to the big bosses of the club in regards to what they want to do.’
Notwithstanding a dreadful run of form, Arsenal remains within seven points of the top four after Chelsea suffered their second consecutive league defeat on Saturday versus struggling West Ham and with fixtures coming thick and fast, the picture could be dramatically different come to the New Year.
‘I think the only way to change an atmosphere in the stadium is by how you play,’ Ljungberg added.
‘Like you said, the fans were amazing at Norwich. I felt like they got more and more energy, the more that we played in the first half.
‘We were on top of Norwich, and I think the Arsenal fans got energy from that. That helped. But they were great, even when we went 1-0 down or 2-1 down, they were even louder, and they helped us. That’s important for the players. When it comes to the Emirates, the fans want us to win football games.
‘They want us to play good football, and I think the only way to try to get a good atmosphere and get them going is to try to achieve that. Whether that’s me or someone else as a coach, I don’t think that matters so much.’