Arsenal interim boss says youthful players can’t convey club’s expecations – Freddie Ljungberg

The Swede knows the ability at Arsenal, including Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson, having driven the U23s last season and saw 18-year-old summer marking Gabriel Martinelli score against West Ham on Monday in his full Premier League debut.

Ljungberg, who a week ago demanded the best four was practical in spite of sitting seven afloat of the Champions League spots, concedes the guarantee of youth ought not eclipse the job his senior players need to play.

“They are extraordinary little youngsters,” Ljungberg disclosed to Sky Sports News, after a youthful, unpracticed Gunners side arrived at the Europa League knockout stages with a 2-2 draw at Standard Liege on Thursday.

“I attempt to remind individuals that they are youthful and that isn’t what we should put the expectation of the club on. That is an excessive amount of weight.

“For me on the off chance that they would have been out on advance previously or they had [played] 50-100 expert games in men’s football then they would have committed errors perhaps in those clubs.

“Some of the time they will commit errors. That is typical with the youthful players. They will gain from it – that is the main way they show signs of improvement. They have to play.

“I have been intrigued with them, particularly the vitality that they give. They are not frightened, they commit errors, and they go once more. It is a delight to see.

“Simultaneously we can’t overlook the more established players give that structure and converse with them constantly, they attempt to offer them guidance. I am glad for the old folks that they truly prefer to help out them.”

Munititions stockpile have fallen behind in every one of Ljungberg’s four games in impermanent charge up until this point – yielding seven objectives all the while – and the 42-year-old knows there is more work expected to fix their safeguard.

“Now and then in advances we are defenseless when individuals come at us yet it has been similar to that for quite a while,” he said.

“We attempt to fix little things. Unquestionably our structure is showing signs of improvement however it is [about] time. I don’t have an enchantment wand!

“They are creating and we are showing signs of improvement and yet we protect as a group, not only the back four.”

Ljungberg won the Premier League twice during a nine-year playing profession at the club, concedes Arsene Wenger has given him guidance about the difficulties of the job yet didn’t clarify explicitly in how his previous manager has made a difference.

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