Arsenal today appointed former Gunner Edu as our new Technical Director.
The official announcement came as no surprise, he was widely expected to rejoin the club he played for between 2001 and 2005.
We had attempted to give the job to Monchi but he chose to go back to his former club Sevilla, so in the end plumped for a man who had been linked with the job a number of times over the last few years.
Speaking about Edu’s arrival, Head of Football Raul Sanllehi described him as the final piece of Arsenal’s newly configured football set-up.
“We’re very excited that Edu is joining the team,” croaked the Spaniard.
“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.”
Arsenal have described his job thusly: “Edu will coordinate the work of our first-team coaching group, the academy and player scouting and recruitment in order to oversee the constant building up and efficient strengthening of our squad.”
Welcome home, Edu. Please do good work.