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Ex-Arsenal fullback Cole says Ljungberg deserves fulltime shot

Former Arsenal fullback Ashley Cole says Freddie Ljungberg deserves a shot at the fulltime Arsenal job.

Under the caretaker manager, Arsenal have drawn away to Norwich City and lost at home to Brighton, but the Swede picked up his first win against West Ham on Monday.

Cole, who spent nine years with the Gunners, hopes that results like the 3-1 win at the London Stadium can propel Ljungberg into the permanent role.

“Freddie is there and hopefully he can take over as permanent manager - he knows the club inside out," Cole told Sky Sports.

"Freddie was my friend at Arsenal and hopefully he can change some things there."

The former England left back added, "Arsenal are in a transition period - they tried Emery and for whatever reason it didn't work out."

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