We will look into Ozil situation later – Ljungberg reacts after Ozil is hauled off to a chorus of jeers
The German who has less game time under former boss Unai Emery, though the was given opportunity to feature against Man City on Sunday evening at Emirates stadium, but he failed to influence Arsenal’s fortunes.
The Gunners were woefully beaten by City with goal from Raheem Sterling and two from Kevin De Bruyne put the visitors to the lead after the half time.
The Gunners midfielder who Unai Emery hardly starts was making a rare start but has failed to influence Arsenal’s fortunes, and was pulled off to be replaced by Emile Smith Rowe.
The Fans without any waste of time showed Ozil what they thought of his performance, with the 31-year old cutting deeply frustrated figure as he slowly left the pitch.
This happens to be his seventh time to feature for Arsenal in the Premier League this season, with caretaker manager Ljungberg seemingly having shown greater faith in the playmaker than the doomed Emery.
Kevin De Bruyne was first to net for the visitors inside three minutes of the game, smashing a side-footed shot into the top corner to put Ljungberg’s men under pressure, the Belgium international was also involved in the City’s second goal as he squares the ball from the left flank to provide Sterling with just a simple tap-in to double the visitor’s lead.
The third goal occurred in the 40th minute into the half time as Kevin De Bruyne finished neatly and strike pass Leno.
“I took Mesut off because I wanted some more energy in the team. How he reacts is upto him and we will deal with it later. I’m here on a day-to-day basis but of course we want players in the right way.”
Arsenal board are not yet ready to appoint a permanent successor of former coach Unai Emery, whom hey sacked two weeks ago.
Arsenal has City’s second in command Mikel Arteta among the list of possible replacements, who has last week asked for reassurances from the management at the club as to what kind of circumstances he would be expected to work under if he is given the job.
Arsenal currently sits 9th in the EPL table with 2 points down from Wolves, meanwhile Ljungberg has just win once out of four games since he is in charge in the Premier League games, that is the win against West Ham last Monday.