Media: Former Arsenal midfielder Edu agrees to become the club’s new technical director

8 May 2019

Edu, Arsenal
Photo: Getty Images Edu Gaspar made 79 appearances for Arsenal between 2001 and 2005, scoring seven goals. He has also played for the national team in Brazil, where he totalled 15 appearances. Edu retired as a football player in 2010.

Having missed out on signing Spanish transfer wizard Monchi, Arsenal have now found a new candidate for the role of technical director.

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Arsenal were set on bringing in their number-one choice, Monchi, for the role of technical director, but Monchi chose to return to his childhood club and former employer, Sevilla, and thereby left Arsenal searching for a new candidate.

But according to The Guardian, the former Arsenal midfielder, Eduardo César Daude Gaspar, or best known as just Edu, has agreed - in principle - to become Arsenal’s technical director this summer. 

Currently, the 40-year-old Edu is working for the Brazilian FA in a role as the coordinator for the Brazilian national team, but after the Copa América ends on 7th July, he should be all set to start a new journey with Arsenal. 

Restructure of the staff

Arsenal director of football, Raul Sanllehi, and the managing director, Vinai Venkatesham, have to continue the restructuring of the team around Unai Emery, since the head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, left in February - after just 14 months at the club. 

Edu played for Arsenal between 2001 and 2005, where he won two league titles, one of them as part of the Invincibles team, and two FA Cups.