Freddie Ljungberg admits Arsenal have been too open on the again of their final outing in opposition to Norwich and has taken Shkodran Mustafi out of the squad that faces Brighton on Thursday in consequence.
The German, together with centre-back companion David Luiz, have been each at fault because the Gunners conceded twice in a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road in Ljungberg’s first recreation in cost – a consequence which means they haven’t received a Premier League match for the reason that begin of October.
Ljungberg makes his Emirates bow tonight and has made three adjustments from his first match, with Sokratis, Lucas Torreira and Hector Bellerin all beginning.
But far from simply dropping to the bench, Mustafi has been omitted from the 18-man squad solely for the go to of Brighton, and Ljungberg feels he didn’t want one other centre-back with Calum Chambers capable of play there.
Asked about his adjustments, Ljungberg advised Amazon Prime Video: ‘If we take a look at the Norwich recreation I feel offensively we took an enormous step, how we performed and the way we saved the ball.
‘But we were very vulnerable on the counter-attack and that’s what we’ve tried to rectify and tried to type out in coaching and possibly with the line-up somewhat bit.’
Probed on Mustafi not even having a spot on the bench, Ljungberg added: ‘No, we need to find a balance between the team, and we have Calum for example who can play in different positions so that’s simply concerning the steadiness of the group.’
Ljungberg, who revamped 300 appearances for Arsenal as a participant, admits it will likely be a bit unusual to sit down within the supervisor’s chair within the Emirates dugout however is hopeful of getting an excellent consequence.
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He continued: ‘With one day to train things you need to take small steps to get better, but of course we want to get the points and that’s why we’re right here.
‘We need to play good football and then they [the fans] will be with us. The only thing I hope is maybe sometimes if we make a mistake, the fans are with us. They give the players that little extra lift and then we will play some good football I think.’