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Paul Scholes slams Freddie Ljungberg for not wearing a suit for first game in charge

Paul Scholes has slammed Freddie Ljungberg for not wearing a suit for first game in charge at the weekend.

Ljungberg was appointed on an interim basis after Unai Emery was sacked, the club legend took his place for his first game on Sunday which saw Arsenal held to a 2-2 draw by Norwich City.

He wore a blue shirt underneath a knitted jumper along with a pair of trainers instead of wearing the club’s navy suit.

He said: “You would think he’d be out in a suit to show a bit of proudness that he took the job.

“To me that’s a great start… shirt and tie to show some discipline. I don’t think he’ll be the right man.”

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Scholes also directed criticism at Shkodran Mustafi by naming him as the weakest link in the game which has left Arsenal 8th in the Premier League table, 7 points off Chelsea in 4th..

“It’s no surprise, I think he [Mustafi] was at fault, possibly, for both goals,” said Scholes.

“He doesn’t tackle, he should be having a nibble at the ball but he drops off so far because he’s so frightened of getting done.

“He’s just thinking about getting back to his goal, not going out and engaging with the player.

“He almost tries to get out of the way, instead of being a defender who’s desperate to stop the ball going in.

“He just lets people walk through him.

“David Luiz is not interested in defending, they [Norwich] cut through them almost at will.

“I think Norwich will be disappointed [with a draw] not Arsenal.”


After reading what Paul Scholes had to say, fans quickly hit back at his comments, so much so that the former Manchester United player’s name went straight to the top of the United Kingdom trends list on Twitter – see what they tweeted on the next page.


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