Arsenal hoping to emulate rivals Chelsea

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Arsenal have gone on to sack Unai Emery after 18 months in charge of the club following a run of poor results that ended in a 2-1 defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Gunners haven’t been able to get a win in their last seven league matches leading to the sack of Emery, and former star Freddie Ljungberg in charge as interim boss.

After taking a look at what Frank Lampard has done at Chelsea this season, the Gunners chiefs will be hoping that Ljunberg will be able to achieve success at the club.

Ljunberg started his coaching career with Arsenal’s academy, and the club were absolutely gutted when he followed Andries Jonker to Wolfsburg because they saw such potential in him as a coach.

Thankfully, Ljungberg returned when things did not work out and Arsenal then promoted him to first team duties last summer to work with Unai Emery.

Asked if it was inevitable that Arsenal would sack Emery, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said: “I wouldn’t say inevitable, nothing’s inevitable in football. We’re used to a few surprises, especially in the last few weeks.

“It’s not nice I know the job, I work hard here and everyone wants to be successful. You have a work ethic and an idea, and it doesn’t always go the way you want it, and clubs then make a decision.

“We’re all in that category. It’s a shame because from the outside he looks like a man who gave everything in the role, and he moves on.”

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