FREDDIE LJUNGBERG was spotted laughing with Pep Guardiola after Arsenal were thumped at home by Manchester City – and Gooners are fuming with him.
Arsenal were trounced 3-0 by Guardiola’s men but the Swede did not seem too fussed at the end, enraging fans online.
Goals from Raheem Sterling and two from scintillating man-of-the-match Kevin De Bruyne saw City cruise to the win without getting out of second gear.
Tonight was Ljungberg’s fifth game in charge since he took over as temporary boss after Unai Emery was sacked.
And he has only managed one win from those and even that was against equally hopeless West Ham.
Against City, Arsenal failed to register a single shot on target after their first which was in the 30TH SECOND of the game.
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And given the woeful nature of their team’s performance, fans online were not happy with Ljungberg’s reaction at the end.
One posted: “Freddie over having a laugh with Pep after getting trounced at home, it’s a joke.”
Another added: “Freddie looks like such a weak guy. Trying to suck up to Pep at the end. Will be so jokes when he’s sacked for Pep’s assistant.”
Even fans of other clubs got involved with one Liverpool supporter adding: “Ljungberg laughing and joking with Pep, after getting destroyed.
“That’s embarrassing never my manager.”
Speaking after the game, Ljungberg put pressure on Arsenal’s hierarchy to sort out the total mess at the club.
He told Sky Sports: “I’ve said to them they need to make a decision.
“We are here to help and the staff are trying to chip in but a decision has to be made so we can have the same resources as other clubs.”
The former Arsenal winger is faced with another dilemma after his decision to sub Mesut Ozil was met with a public show of petulance by the midfielder.
Ozil was hooked in the 59th minute and was replaced by youngster Emile Smith-Rowe and on his way off he removed his gloves and drop-kicked them towards the stand.
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Asked after the game how he would deal with the 31-year-old, Ljungberg said: “I took Mesut off because I wanted some more energy in the team.
“How he reacts is up to 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.”