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Edu promoted to Sporting Director

Arsenal have promoted Edu Gaspar to the role of Sporting Director.

They have also confirmed that that the 44 year old has reaffirmed his commitment to the club.

In addition to his existing roles with the men’s and women’s team, the Brazilian now has “overarching responsibility” for the club’s Academy activities, where he will work closely alongside Academy Director Per Mertesacker.

A former player in the Arsène Wenger Invincibles era, Edu returned to the club as Technical Director in 2019, with the initial remit of just signing players, although his  responsibilities have been expanded considerably since then.

 He has since developed a very strong relationship with Mikel Arteta, who recently expressed his view that it would be a very positive thing for the club if Edu were to stay at the Emirates for a long time.

How, despite growing interest iu acquiring his services from a number of other top clubs. Arteta hs had his wish granted.

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