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FREDDIE LJUNGBERG and Arsenal are in desperate need of a win as they prepare to face West Ham on Monday.

Defeat to Brighton on Thursday was their ninth Premier League match without a win in what was the Swede's first game in charge at the Emirates Stadium.

Mikel Arteta is said to be among the candidates to become the next permanent manager at Arsenal, with the former midfielder reportedly keen on the job - along with former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac.

Meanwhile, Tottenham have joined the Arsenal and Manchester United in their bid to sign Merih Demiral from Juventus.

Follow ALL of the latest Gunners news, updates and transfer gossip below...

  • Etienne Fermie 's avatarEtienne Fermie8 minutes ago8th December 2019

    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

    FREDDIE LJUNGBERG believes Arsenal must use the resolve of the Invincibles from 2003-04 as their inspiration to battle back.

    He said: “It is frustrating to lose games. We haven’t won for a long, long time.

    “The players are low, and we need to try to get going.

    “When we were the Invincibles, we lost at Manchester United away after 49 games unbeaten. It wasn’t fair because we didn’t agree with the ref’s decisions on that day.

    “After that we didn’t win a few games in a row and our confidence went straight down.

    “There was one game where we were losing to Everton in the League Cup.

    “But at half-time the players got together with Arsene, and we came out fighting in the second half and won 3-1.

    “That was the turning point for us. So we all have to stick together and when you are low, find that power, change that momentum and go again.”

  • Etienne Fermie 's avatarEtienne Fermie50 minutes ago8th December 2019

    EXCLUSIVE by Alan Nixon: ARSENAL will not cut short striker Eddie Nketiah’s loan to Leeds, despite his lack of game time.

    The England under-21 ace has not started a Championship game for the Elland Road club this season.

    And Bristol City and some Premier League clubs have tried to hijack the 20-year-old’s stay.

    Nketiah is said to be unhappy with his lack of playing time while Arsenal fans are annoyed he is not being given the chance to develop.

    The Gunners have a clause to recall Nketiah next month but are happy for him to continue in Yorkshire.

  • Etienne Fermie 's avatarEtienne Fermie1 hour ago8th December 2019

    FREDDIE LJUNGBERG fears Arsenal may struggle for years to reach the same level as under icon Arsene Wenger.

    The Swede takes his troops to West Ham tomorrow on their worst run of form for 42 years.

    Ljungberg, 42, said: “Everyone wants to win things here. This is the club I have in my mind.

    “But it has been a couple of tough years. When Sir Alex Ferguson left United, it took them a long time to recover.

    “Arsene had been for 22 years. So it will be tough. I think everyone knew that. And it has shown it will be.”

  • Etienne Fermie 's avatarEtienne Fermie2 hours ago8th December 2019

    ARSENAL are ready to revive Chris Smalling's career in the Premier League by making a move next summer, according to reports.

    The England international has been in sensational form on-loan at Roma this season after falling out of favour at Manchester United.

    Smalling, 30, was even watched by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate as he helped shut out Inter Milan in their 0-0 draw on Friday night.

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Smalling will return to United at the end of the season but it's unlikely that he will remain a Red Devil.

    And the Mirror report how Arsenal are ready to make their move in a bid to tighten up their leaky defence.

    The Gunners have conceded 23 in 15 league games this season and their central defence has been one of the main problems in their decline.

    Smalling will still have two years left on his contract at United on his return and his availability is braced to cause a scramble among Arsenal's league rivals.

    Both Leicester and Everton are keen admirers and are braced to fight for his signature at the end of the season.

  • Etienne Fermie 's avatarEtienne Fermie3 hours ago8th December 2019

    CAN Freddie Ljungberg finally mastermind a first Arsenal league win since October 6?

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