Arsenal’s interim manager, Freddie Ljungberg after yet another disappointing result from his boys on Sunday against Norwich, is still optimistic about his team making it into the top four at the end of the season.
Ljungberg whose first game as Arsenal’s head coach ended with a draw against yet another Struggling side, Norwich, while speaking on their chances after the game said he is 100% sure of a top four spot. He said:
“Yes, 100%. Like you have seen, people drop points here and there and we drop points and it is a bit of a crazy league at the moment.”
Speaking further on the outcome of the game he told Sky Sports, he said:
“We started the game really well, that’s how I want to play football.
“But we need to work on the transitions, we dominated and they break us too easily. In the beginning I saw a lot of things we worked on in training, but we need to score goals and take the lead. I want this club to do well, it is only winning that counts. I wanted to win the games so I am disappointed but I have also seen some positive things.
On the penalty incident: “From what I heard it was quite obvious, that’s what the results are for. The most important thing was for Aubameyang to have the mental strength to score the second penalty after missing the first one.”
Norwich manager Daniel Farke told Match of the Day: “We put a great performance today against a great side: one point against Arsenal is always a great result. But we deserved to take all the three points.
“In general I was not happy with the quality of the decisions, each and every throw-in or corner-kick was given against us. Also the situation that led to the penalty against us, it was never a free kick on [Granit] Xhaka.
“And to retake this penalty was also a strange decision, just because somebody’s foot was inside the area. There were some strange decisions against us. But also because of some top-class saves from Leno we have not been able to win this game.”
Arsenal host Brighton in their next Premier League game on Thursday