In his final game as Arsenal caretaker manager before the newly-appointed Mikel Arteta takes the reins, Freddie Ljungberg came under fire from a lot of Gunners fans over one decision in particular this afternoon.
The club’s official Twitter channel @Arsenal notified followers of the 78th-minute substitution which saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang withdrawn for Alexandre Lacazette in today’s 0-0 draw away to Everton.
Time for Laca to join the action…
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 21, 2019
Also, as Arsenal’s top scorer with 13 goals this season, and with the Gunners winning just one of their previous nine Premier League games, the decision to withdraw him when they had just 12 minutes to try and find a goal appeared a curious one from Ljungberg.
Aubameyang perhaps came the closest of anyone on the pitch to finding a goal when, early in the second half, he forced a fine reflex save from Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. [via Sky Sports]
These Arsenal fans on Twitter hit out at Ljungberg over his decision to take off the 30-year-old in the closing minutes of today’s stalemate at Goodison Park, with one believing he is “just like” previous Gunners boss Unai Emery, who was sacked last month:
Should have been Martinelli. Not gonna miss Freddie tbh
— 🇳🇬STUPID BOY🎉 (@DatGuyReezy) December 21, 2019
Freddies on a sabotage mission
— DonDiaby (@DonDiaby) December 21, 2019
Awful decision, why Freddie isn’t the new coach
— Gabe 〽️arsden (@eraarteta) December 21, 2019
Another amazing sub from Ljungberg, so happy we have a manager coming in. What terrible decisions from him. Can’t mistake stupidity for inexperience
— Chris Pulitano (@chiddyp13) December 21, 2019
Llungberg hasn’t got a clue!!
— Alex Moseley (@zolex23) December 21, 2019
Freddie making terrible decisions again
— Abdulmajid Yusuf (@easymoneyAJ99) December 21, 2019
Freddie is just like Unai
— Bencollins. (@Benhariri) December 21, 2019
Awful substitution. Freddie would have sent this club to the grave
— Nana Jay (@nanajay63) December 21, 2019
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