Freddie Ljungberg has revealed that Arsenal have put no timeframe on his position as interim head coach.

Unai Emery was sacked on Friday following a run of seven games without a win and a string of performances the club said had not been at the required level.

Ljungberg, Emery’s assistant, has taken over in a caretaker capacity. When asked by Sky Sports News about whether he had been told how long he would be in the role for, he replied: “No, no indication of how long or how short. They just said concentrate on your next game do as well as you can,” he said.

When asked if he wants to become a manager, Ljungberg said: “We’ll see in the future.

“At the moment I’m learning the trade. This is a big responsibility and the moment I’m just taking it game by game.”

In Pictures | Arsenal first training under Freddie Ljungberg

In Pictures | Arsenal first training under Freddie Ljungberg

He continued: “For me it’s about the team and the club.

“I’m trying to concentrate on the game tomorrow. We’ll try to win that as hard as we can and if there are a few other games, we’ll see.

“But that’s what I look at, the other stuff is totally irrelevant.”

Ljungberg is delighted to have taken charge of the club he served for nine years as an attacking midfielder.

“It’s a great, great honour. That’s how I feel. I feel this energy inside of me. It’s special,” he said.

“Of course there’s sadness because of what’s happened to the club and where we are, but also excitement for what we can do for the future and also for tomorrow.

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“Its a great honour and that’s what I said to the players – ‘you guys do the job and I’ll try to help and support you’.

“If you play good football and get results then there’s nothing better than that to raise spirits.”

Ljungberg refused to reveal who his captain will be for tomorrow’s clash with Norwich.

Additional reporting by PA.

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