Swede was part of Wenger's Invincibles who went league season unbeaten

Freddie Ljungberg says a conversation with Arsene Wenger is on his 'to do' list after being handed the Arsenal reins on an interim basis.

Ljungberg, a member of Arsenal's 2004 Invincibles, was put in temporary charge following Unai Emery's sacking on Friday and oversaw the Gunners' 2-2 draw at Norwich in his first game.

The Arsenal job is Ljungberg's first in management and he intends to tap up the legendary manager who brought him to the club in 1998 for advice.

Freddie Ljungberg intends to speak to his old mentor Arsene Wenger after being appointed Arsenal's interim manager following the sacking of Unai Emery

Ljungberg intends to speak to his former manager Wenger to gain the benefit of his wisdom

Swede Ljungberg pictured with Wenger on the training ground before the 2003 FA Cup final

Asked if he has spoken to Wenger, Ljungberg said: 'No (not yet), I would really like to speak to him.

'I'm in contact with him but I haven't spoke to him because it's been a bit hectic, but it's on my list to do so.'

Brighton's visit on Thursday will be Ljungberg's first home game in charge.

He said: 'It has been quite hectic, so I haven't thought about it that much but of course it will be a proud moment.

Wenger speaks to Ljungberg and Gilberto Silva prior to the 2006 Champions League final

Arsenal fixtures

Premier League unless stated

Thursday Brighton (H)

Monday West Ham United (A)

December 12 Standard Liege (A)

UEFA Europa League group stage

December 15 Manchester City (H)

December 21 Everton (A)

December 26 Bournemouth (A)

'I thought it the other day, when I made my debut for the national team, when I made my debut here, and made my debut at Norwich as a manager, they are three of the proudest moments that I have had.'

Following the Norwich game Ljungberg was on the receiving end of some bizarre criticism from pundit Paul Scholes over his decision to wear a jumper and shirt rather than a suit.

Scholes claimed Ljunberg's choice of attire indicated a lack of pride in the job from the Swede.

'It was so quick [his appointment], the suit was at the dry cleaners so I couldn't get it ready!

Wenger, who stepped down as Arsenal manager in 2018, is in contact with Ljungberg

'No, I have seen the Premier League and seen coaches in a tracksuit, coaches with a suit, and I have seen coaches with a sweater, so I will decide on a match day what I will use.

We will see if I have one [a club suit] or not, we haven't had one fitted yet with the club suit but I can't see that is a discussion but I will make sure you know what I wear.'

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