Raul Sanllehi explains Edu’s role as ex-Arsenal star is appointed as technical director

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Raul Sanllehi explains Edu’s role as ex-Arsenal star is appointed as technical director Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Jul 2019 3:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link547Shares Edu was a key part of Arsenal 2003/04 Invincibles (Picture: Getty)Edu, who won two Premier League titles during a four year spell at Arsenal, added: ‘Arsenal has always had a special place in my heart and I’m thrilled to be returning to this great club in this new role.‘We have a strong squad and some very talented young players with fantastic people at every level. I’m looking forward to helping make a difference.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Former Arsenal star Edu has been appointed as the club’s new technical director (Picture: Getty)Arsenal head of football has hailed Edu as ‘the final piece of the jigsaw’ following confirmation of his appointment as the club’s new technical director.The north London club have been waiting patiently for Edu to arrive but the 41-year-old will begin work immediately after overeeing Brazi’s Copa America success.Former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat was overlooked for the role, which led to his sudden departure in February, while Sevilla’s transfer guru Monchi was close to teaming up with Unai Emery before a sudden change of heart.Clarifying Edu’s role within Arsenal’s new-look backroom team, Sanllehi said: ‘We’re very excited that Edu is joining the team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He has great experience and technical football knowledge and most importantly is a true Arsenal man. He understands the club and what we stand for to our millions of fans around the world.‘His arrival is the final and very important part of the jigsaw in our development of a new football infrastructure to take us forward.‘He will be working closely with Unai Emery and the first-team coaches, and will play a relevant role leading our football vision and ensuring we have – and follow – a solid philosophy through all our football activities.’ Commentlast_img

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