Rumour Has It: Arsenal has doubts over Ljungberg

Arsenal is reportedly losing confidence in interim boss Freddie Ljungberg as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future grows complicated.

According to The Mirror, Arsenal fears Ljungberg's lack of managerial experience will force it to make a full-time appointment.   -  Getty Images

Arsenal appears to be spiralling into a deeper mess as the days pass.

Just over a week on from sacking Unai Emery, the Gunners now reportedly have doubts over how long Freddie Ljungberg should be left in charge. Misjudging the situation could have serious ramifications for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future.

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Arsenal fears interim boss Ljungberg's lack of managerial experience will force it to make a full-time appointment before the end of the season, reports The Mirror.

Gunners chiefs seemed set to back the Swede when Emery was moved aside but a draw with Norwich City at Carrow Road and the 2-1 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion in midweek have cast doubt over his capabilities.

Action could be taken sooner rather than later as the club mulls over a list of potential targets, particularly as there are "growing concerns" about star striker Aubameyang.

The 30-year-old has reportedly stalled on contract talks and the lack of clarity over the head coaching position could end with Arsenal being forced to sell one of its strongest assets.

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