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Ljungberg – Arsenal are playing scared

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Freddie Ljungberg believes his Arsenal players are low on confidence and playing scared.

Arsenal put on another dismal performance in last night’s Premier clash with Brighton Hove Albion.

This was Ljungberg’s second game in charge of the Gunners as caretaker manager, and after a first game draw, things only got worse.

Brighton exposed Arsenals defensive frailties and ran out 2-1 winners.

Ljungberg was part of the golden era under Arsene Wenger during his playing days with the North London club.

In his post-match interview reported by The Mirror, he simply does not see Arsenal in his team and is concerned about confidence levels.

He said:

“The tough part is they looked very short of confidence.”

“They were very scared to get the ball, very scared to move and they were just standing still.”

“This is not Arsenal, we have to give it a crack.”

“It’s a concern for any coach, a lack of confidence.”

” It’s obvious that nervousness from the home crowd can affect players no matter what quality they have.”

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