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Ljungberg believes striking first can end Arsenal’s drought

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Freddie Ljungberg feels that scoring the first goal can help Arsenal control the game better.

Arsenal is performing beyond expectations this season, but only in a negative way. The Gunners have not tasted victory in the last nine matches in all competitions. Moreover, Arsenal have won just four out of fifteen Premier League games and sit 11th in the table.

Arsenal interim manager Freddie Ljungberg believes he has deduced the formula to end his team’s slump. The Swede believed that by being the first scorer in a game, Arsenal can dictate the play according to them.

“If you score the first goal you don’t have to chase the game,” Ljungberg said as per Four Four Two.

“You don’t have to open up as much because you can control the game so that’s something that, in my opinion, we need to change a little bit.”

“It’s never easy when you sack a manager and you’re low on confidence,” he added.

“We started really well at Norwich. We started the second half really well and I was sure we were going to win the game and get going again.

“We get a sucker punch on a counter or as they play down one side. It’s hard to take but we keep plugging away.”