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Arsenal board agree to give Ljungberg time to land fulltime job

Arsenal's board have handed caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg to pitch for the fulltime job.

The London Evening Standard says the Gunners consider Ljungberg as a genuine contender to be their next permanent manager and will offer him the job if he instigates a sufficient turnaround in fortunes.

The 42-year-old's first game as interim boss ended on Sunday in a 2-2 draw at Norwich after he was put in temporary charge on Friday following the sacking of Unai Emery.

The club have no plans to make a quick appointment, having decided to remove Emery based on poor performances and divisions within the camp rather than agreeing terms with a replacement.

They have sounded out several ­candidates over their potential ­interest and while they continue that process, Ljungberg will be given time to prove himself.

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