Freddie Ljungberg reacts to Carlo Ancelotti to Arsenal speculation

Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli last night and has been linked with the vacant Arsenal job
Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli last night and has been linked with the vacant Arsenal job (Picture: Getty)

Freddie Ljungberg insists he will not be distracted by speculation linking Carlo Ancelotti a move to Arsenal.

The vastly experience Italian coach was fired by Napoli on Tuesday evening, a matter of hours after presiding over a 4-0 win against Genk which confirmed the Serie A club’s place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Ljungberg, meanwhile, has been placed in charge of Arsenal’s first team on an interim basis following the sacking of Unai Emery a fortnight ago and celebrated his first win at helm on Monday evening following a morale-boosting 3-1 win over West Ham.

Arsenal are said to be favouring Mikel Arteta as their primary candidate, but Ancelotti’s sudden availability has seen him merge as a genuine contender, not that Ljungberg is at all concerned.

‘I try just to concentrate on my job,’ he said ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League match against Standard Liege.

‘Who the club decide to choose is totally up to them. I stay out of it.’

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