Freddie Ljungberg has laughed off the criticism he acquired from Paul Scholes for failing to put on a suit throughout his opening Arsenal match at Norwich.
The 42-year-old was appointed caretaker supervisor of the Gunners following Unai Emery’s dismissal final week and oversaw their 2-2 draw away at Carrow Road.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as soon as once more obtained Arsenal out of hassle with a pair of equalisers to cancel out Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell’s strikes and Ljungberg was upbeat in regards to the efficiency regardless of his facet’s apparent defensive frailties.
However, Scholes believes Ljungberg will probably be ignored for the everlasting place and bizarrely slammed the Swede’s informal alternative of apparel on Sunday.
Prior to kick-off, Ljungberg walked out for a fast pitch inspection wearing a knitted gray jumper over a shirt reasonably than Arsenal’s conventional navy suit and it did not go down properly with the legendary former Manchester United midfielder.
Scholes instructed Premier League Productions: ‘You would think he’d be out in a suit to point out a little bit of proudness that he took the job.
‘To me that’s an important begin… shirt and tie to point out some self-discipline.
‘I don’t suppose he’ll be the suitable man.’
At his press convention forward of Arsenal’s conflict with Brighton, Ljungberg was requested about his outfit alternative and dismissed Scholes’ feedback.
‘That’s extraordinarily essential,’ Ljungberg responded sarcastically.
‘It happened so quickly that the suit was at the dry cleaners and I couldn’t get it prepared,’
‘I’ve seen within the Premier League coaches with a tracksuit, I’ve seen coaches with a suit and I’ve seen coaches with a sweater so I’ll determine on matchday which one I’ll use.
‘I haven’t been fitted for a membership suit however I can’t actually see that that’s a dialogue. I’ll ensure you will know what I put on.’
Ljungberg has been impressed by Brighton this season and is aware of Arsenal can not afford to underestimate Graham Potter’s facet on Wednesday evening.
‘They look good,’ Ljungberg added.
‘They change formations rather a lot and are very properly organised however we have to think about our recreation.
‘I need to develop how we play football and I’ll think about that.’
On latest criticism aimed at Arsenal’s defence, Ljungberg stated: ‘My gamers attempt to defend and you’ve got various kinds of gamers within the squad.
‘If gamers are not tremendous fast it may be tough however we put out a construction.
‘At Norwich sometimes it became a sprint and we want to stop that.’