Freddie Ljungberg has his first win as an interim coach with a 3-1 win over West Ham United. The caretaker of Arsenal upon taking over Unai Emery after sacking just got his first victory.
Arsenal put an end to a seven-match Premier League winless run and nine games in all competitions without a win. The interim had once said that Arsenal needs ”confidence” to start winning, and they did.
However, coming from behind to beat the Hammers is likely what most has been hoping from Ljungberg since his introduction.
The Swedish has been struggling with list of draws and defeats over his time in charge of the club. His first two games in charge has a 2-2 draw at Norwich City and a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton.
Though, it looks like another suffering evening for Ljungberg when Angelo Ogbonna put West Ham ahead in the 38th-minute at London Stadium. But Gabriel Martinelli’s goal on his full Premier League debut inspires them into form.
A wonderful goal from Nicholas Pepe leads the Gunners ahead of Manuel Pellegrini’s Hammers. And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes it three goals within the space of nine minutes.
The Gunners had earlier been having setbacks when Hector Bellerin hit injury in the warm-up. Ainsley Maitland-Niles got his place in the starting XI.
And, having lost one full-back, Kieran Tierney got a shoulder injury, replacing him with Sead Kolasinac. Well, despite the blows, the visitors could gather their firepower to beat the Hammers.
It is subsequently hopeful that Arsenal gets back on their win to lift them from the ninth position. And go up to meet the fourth-place Chelsea for the top-four challenge.
Their fate is yet shaking as they prepare to visit the champions, Manchester City, and Everton in their next league games. Let us see how much confidence and believe can take them.