Edu becomes Arsenal's new technical director after winning Copa America with Brazil

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"I'm looking forward to helping make a difference". Edu will be responsible for coordinating the first-team coaching group, the academy and scouting and recruitment. His last assignment was at the Copa America, which Brazil won on Sunday.

Edu has returned to Arsenal to become the club's first technical director. Moreover, given the player will not join before the next summer, the Gunner are not ready to commit intensively.

Edu Gaspar will take on the role of technical director at Arsenal, the club has confirmed.

Arsenal have beaten other clubs like AS Roma or Borussia Dortmund for the signing of the promising defender who had penned a new deal with Les Verts last April.

Celtic have begun their UEFA Champions League qualifiers and even Kieran Tierney was named in the squad that was submitted to UEFA even though he is injured.

Arsenal's head of football Raul Sanllehi turned to Edu after a move for famed talent-spotter Monchi fell through after the Spaniard chose to return to Sevilla.

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Last season's Europa League runners-up had been looking for a new director since the departure of Sven Mislintat in February and have turned ex-Brazil global Edu, who played for the Gunners from 2001 to 2005.

Zidane has been given the task of rebuilding his squad, which means off-loading as many players as possible in order to create the world's best squad in club football.

The Brazilian played for Arsenal between 2001 and 2005 winning two league titles, including the "Invincibles" season of 2003-04.

We'll keep you up to date with the very latest transfer news concerning your club in our daily football gossip and rumours column. 'Juninho also represents the Brazilian football that lifts trophies.

"He will be working closely with Unai Emery and the first-team coaches, and will play a relevant role leading our football vision".

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