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Ljungberg can only remain Arsenal manager three months

Freddie Ljungberg faces just three months in charge of Arsenal after being named caretaker manager.

The Swede has replaced the former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery, whose Emirates Stadium reign hit a new low on Thursday night when the Gunners lost 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.

The Mirror says given that he lacks a UEFA Pro Licence, Ljungberg - who does hold a UEFA A Licence - could only manage in the Premier League and European competitions until the end of February before being forced to give up his role.

Ljungberg has done his coaching courses at the Football Association of Wales's (FAW) highly respected programme, which has also been attended by the likes of Thierry Henry and Mikel Arteta, who is a candidate for the permanent Arsenal role.

After Ljungberg has appointed on an interim basis, the Gunners could seek some form of special dispensation if he impresses while in charge.

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