Former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has returned to the first team ahead of the Premier League trip to Carrow Road to face league newcomers Norwich City.
Per Mertesacker has been the Academy Manager at Arsenal since his retirement from football in 2018.
He has been drafted into the Arsenal first team to assist Freddie Ljungberg ahead of the trip to face the Canaries in the league as per the statement from the club earlier this weekend.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup winner will be in the dugout alongside former Arsenal winger Freddie Ljungberg for the Norwich City game.
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Freddie Ljungberg has been saddled with the responsibility of getting the Gunners back on track after the recent wobble under Spanish manager Unai Emery who paid the price for a poor run of form with his job.
The Swedish football legend was one of the assistant managers to Unai Emery having been drafted into that position by the club bosses at the start of the season.
Freddie Ljungberg is the only coach to survive the chop as Unai Emery and other members of his backroom staff left with him.
Arsenal are on a poor run of seven games without a victory ahead of the Norwich City game.
Mikel Arteta Will Take The Arsenal Job On One Condition
Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta is ready to take the Arsenal job and that he will do so on one condition according to the newest reports coming out of the British media.
Mikel Arteta is an ex-Arsenal player who knows the club very well and also fits the profile of the manager wanted by the Gunners.
According to the specific report from The Sun, Mikel Arteta will only take the vacant Arsenal managerial job on the condition that club bosses give him assurances about transfers especially.
He wants assurances on the plan to move the club forward as well as bolstering the squad that has struggled to achieve results in recent weeks.
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Arsenal ended a run of nine matches in all competitions with the win over West Ham United in their London Derby clash in the Premier League.
The Gunners came from a goal down to beat the Hammers 3-1 away from home for their first win in ten matches.
Unai Emery was in charge of the Arsenal team for the first seven winless games before the Spaniard was sacked two weeks ago.
Freddie Ljungberg is a club legend and the former winger was made the interim manager.
The former Arsenal winger was in charge of the team for the final two winless games before the West Ham United game on Monday night.
Arsenal To Finally Make Offer For 51-year-old Manager
According to Diario de Noticias, Vitor Pereira has been offered a managerial job at Arsenal moments after he turned down the Everton job to stay with Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shanghai SIPG.
Arsenal are on the search for a permanent successor to Unai Emery at the club after the Spanish tactician was sacked at the end of last month.
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Unai Emery paid the ultimate price for a run of seven games without a win in charge of Arsenal as he was as sacked shortly after the disappointing 2-1 loss at home to German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.
He spent just 18 months in North London on the back of his appointment as the Arsenal manager in the summer of 2018.
Freddie Ljungberg was one of his assistants and the former club winger was instantly made the interim manager following the sacking of Unai Emery.
The Arsenal legend was part of the squad that went unbeaten during the 2003/04 season.
He has one, drawn one and lost one of his three league games in charge of Arsenal.
Six Arsenal Players Ruled Out Of Europa League Clash
Six Arsenal players will miss the trip to Standard Liege FC of Belgium in the Europa League after the club provided the injury update on the team on Wednesday.
The Gunners will be guests of Standard Liege on Thursday night as they attempt to seal qualification for the knockout stage of the Europa League.
Arsenal need to secure a point from the Matchday Six clash or at least avoid a four-goal defeat to the Belgians to book their place in the next stage of the competition.
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The Gunners will be without the likes of Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin and Nicholas Pepe.
Swiss international midfielder Xhaka sufferer concussion during the 3-1 away win over West Ham in their London Derby clash in the Premier League on Monday night and will sit out the Standard Liege game as well as the Premier League game at home to holders Manchester City on Sunday evening as part of concussion procedure.
Spanish international Dani Ceballos sustained a hamstring injury in the Europa League Matchday Four clash at Vitoria Guimares FC of Portugal at the start of last month and he’s not expected back in action until the end of this month.
Probable Arsenal XI vs Standard Liege
Premier League giants Arsenal still have some work to do before they can confirm their place in the Round of 32 in the Europa League ahead of their final group game against Standard Liege FC of Belgium.
The Gunners travel to take on the Belgians in the Matchday Six clash in Group F with the North Londoners needing at least one point to seal passage to the next stage.
Arsenal can also risk defeat and still qualify for the next stage of the competition as long as they avoid the defeat of more than four unreplied goals.
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Interim manager Freddie Ljungberg got the first win of tenure on Monday night during the West Ham United game which ended in a 3-1 for his team with the help of three goals in ten second-half minutes from Gabriel Martinelli, Nicholas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg has a lot of injury problems to deal with ahead of the Standard Liege game.
He could miss up to six players for the game with the likes of Nicholas Pepe, Kieran Tierney, Granit Xhaka, Hector Bellerin, Dani Ceballos and Rob Holding all struggling with one problem or the other.
Possible Arsenal XI vs Standard Liege: Emiliano Martinez; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, David Luiz, Kostantinos Mavropanos, Zach Medley; Matteo Guendouzi, Joe Willock, Emile Smith-Rowe; Bukayo Saka, Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson
Arsenal, Everton To Pay Huge Compensation Fee For Sacked Italian Manager
Premier League duo Arsenal and Everton have both been touted as the next destination for Carlo Ancelotti since the Italian manager was sacked from his position at Napoli earlier this week.
Carlo Ancelotti lost his job as the Napoli manager on Tuesday night despite leading the Italian Serie A side to victory in the Champions League.
According to the report from the Daily Mirror, Carlo Ancelotti was placed on gardening leave immediately after his dismissal meaning that the Italian tactician is still on the payroll at Napoli with interested clubs like Arsenal and Everton expected to pay huge compensation fee for him if they want him as their next manager.
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Carlo Ancelotti is not a stranger to the Premier League having been appointed the Chelsea manager in 2009.
He spent two seasons at Chelsea before being sacked in 2011.
Ancelotti won the Premier League title at Chelsea during the 2009/10 season thus becoming the second Blues boss to achieve the feat behind Jose Mourinho.
He was named the Napoli manager last summer and led them to second place in the league last season which was his first full campaign with the club.
Carlo Ancelotti lost his job as a result of a nine-game winless run until his last game, the 4-0 win over Genk FC of Belgium in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Arsenal Managerial Target Rules Self Out Of Everton Job
Shanghai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira has ruled himself out of the race to succeed compatriot Marco Silva as the Everton manager.
This is according to the publication from the Liverpool Echo which revealed that the Portuguese manager wants to stay at Chinese Super League (CSL) outfit Shanghai SIPG rather than take the Everton job.
Vitor Pereira has also been linked with the vacant managerial job at Arsenal with latest reports claiming that the Gunners have made an offer for him.
Arsenal and Everton are the only two Premier League clubs without a permanent manager at the moment.
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The Gunners sacked Unai Emery last month and replaced him with club legend Freddie Ljungberg on a temporary basis.
For Everton, former club striker Duncan Ferguson has been made the interim manager at Goodison Park following the dismissal of former manager Marco Silva earlier this month.
Marco Silva lost his job as the Everton manager after the Toffees dropped into the bottom three on the Premier League table.
Interim manager Duncan Ferguson was able to mastermind their escape from the relegation zone last weekend with the 3-1 win over Chelsea.
Everton have already confirmed that Duncan Ferguson will continue in his role as the interim manager for the Manchester United game this weekend as the search for a permanent manager goes on.
Finally, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Will Sign New Contract On One Condition
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a new deal at the club on one condition according to footballer turned pundit Tim Sherwood who was on Premier League TV for his punditry job.
According to former Spurs manager Tim Sherwood, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will only sign a new Arsenal contract on the condition that the new manager will assure him of signing players to bolster the Gunners squad.
Arsenal are still in the process of appointing a new manager after Unai Emery was sacked at the end of last month.
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Unai Emery lost his job in the middle of a nine-game winless run at Arsenal.
The winless run stood at seven games before his dismissal in November by the Arsenal hierarchy.
Club legend Freddie Ljungberg had assumed his role on a temporary basis and the Swedish football legend led the Gunners to a winless run of two games before the victory over West Ham United in their London Derby clash on Monday night.
The 3-1 win over the Hammers ended the run of nine games without a win for Arsenal with Aubameyang scoring the third goal to take his tally to 11 league goals.
Aubameyang is stalling over a new Arsenal deal at the moment with his current contract set to expire in 2021.