By Oli Gamp For Mailonline
Published: 11:18 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 11:18 GMT, 1 December 2019
Arsenal's have eased off in their pursuit of Nuno Espirito Santo as manager, with club chiefs prepared to give interim boss Freddie Ljungberg a fair crack at the whip.
The Gunners sacked Unai Emery on Friday after a number of abject displays from the team this season, saying results and performances had 'not been at the level required'.
Former Arsenal player Ljungberg was immediately promoted to the hotseat from his role as assistant manager on a temporary basis while the club's hierarchy search for a new boss, with the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Masimilliano Allegri and Nuno the early favourites for the job.
Freddie Ljungberg will hope to mend a team that was lacking in confidence under Unai Emery
Nuno Espirito Santo was a leading contender for the Arsenal job but may not be the right fit