The Arsenal board do not have the luxury of time in search for a new manager.
At this minute the situation is calm at Arsenal but that will not last long if the Arsenal board do not address the managerial situation fast.
The board will need to do one of two things, either hire a new manager or give Freddie Ljungberg unto the end of the season.
The longer this goes on the more players will be destabilised and don’t forget, there is a transfer window about to open.
Also, contracts need to be extended and renewed and without some sort of clarity what are the players to think?
As an example, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette could leave the club and as it stands now, why would they not?
But if they knew that Freddie was there until the end of the season or say, Max Allegri hired, then you have to think there is far more chance of them putting pen to paper.
What players will be sold or acquired in January? Surely, a new manager will have his preferences and for that matter, Freddie as well.
The reality is that the board should already have had a man in place to replace Emery or had made the decision to give the job to Freddie. It is not as if they did not know that Emery could be gone at short notice.
We, the fans, need to know as well, this state of flux is no good for anyone.
Regardless of what happens tomorrow evening against Brighton, the board has to make an announcement as soon as possible and allow the club to get back on an even keel. They cannot drag this out hoping to get the perfect person because there is no guarantee of that no matter who they hire.