Freddie Ljunberg has said that managing Arsenal in the Premier League is a ‘great honour’.
The Swede has been placed in temporary charge of the Gunners following the recent sacking of Unai Emery. Whilst the former Arsenal winger has expressed regret at the way in which the Spaniard’s tenure came to a close at the Emirates Stadium, he is relishing the opportunity to lead Arsenal.
Talking to Sky Sports, he said: “It is a great, great honour, that is how I feel. I have this energy inside me and it is special.
“There is sadness obviously with what has happened with the club, but excitement too with what is coming up and the chance to play.
“It is just a great honour and that is what I told the players – you guys have to do the job, I can help and support, but for me, it is a great, great honour.
“I was proud, honoured that they trusted me to do it and deliver that. I felt excited because I feel we have some very good football players here and it is a great club. I felt excitement at such a big thing.”
The 42-year-old will hope to get off to the perfect start as Arsenal tussle with Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners are at odds of 3/4 with William Hill.