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Arsenal’s problems continue

Arsenal sacked their manager Unai Emery last week and have since appointed Ljungberg as interim coach. However, since he has taken over nothing seems to have changed and Arsenal are in a bad situation right now. They lost last night at home to Brighton after drawing 2-2 last weekend to Norwich. This leaves Arsenal in 10th place after 15 matches with 19 points and only five points above the relegation zone. This is Arsenal’s worst run of form in 42 years and they have not won a game in nine matches. Their last Premier League victory was on the 6th of October, which is two months ago now.

It is clear that Arsenal needs a new manager to come in and implement his ideas. Ljungberg was the favorite to take the job until at least the end of the season, however, with these two results, and especially last night when the team was booed off, it seems he is not the right man to take the team forward. Arteta, Allegri, and Viera have all been discussed but Allegri said he wants to take a year of management, and Viera and Artea have jobs already. This makes it harder for Arsenal to get the right person in as there are not that many viable candidates.

In their next six Premier League matches they have to face, Manchester City, Everton, Chelsea, and Manchester United. These are all tricky fixtures and if they don’t turn around this from soon, they could be looking at in a relegation battle at the end of the year. Arsenal have too much quality in their squad to get relegated or even close to relegated however, they need to fix their problems and make a decision on a manager fast. The players need to be able to adapt to the manager's ideas and start the get results otherwise they can forget about European football next season.