Arsenal gets a boost as potential Edu replacement rejects another job

Several reports have tipped Marc Overmars to replace Edu Gaspar at Arsenal.

The Arsenal Technical Director was under a lot of pressure at the start of this season as his signings struggled to perform.

However, things have turned around for the better, but his future remains unclear and Overmars could still replace him.

The fellow ex-Gunner is doing a great job at Ajax and had hinted he would take Arsenal’s offer if it came his way, in an interview with Mundo Deportivo a few months back.

However, since then The Sun has linked Overmars with a move to Newcastle United, which is now the richest club in England.

But a recent report by De Telegraaf says Overmars isn’t interested in the Magpies’ job and wouldn’t even speak to them.

Just Arsenal Opinion

The excellent job Overmars has done at Ajax makes him an excellent candidate to replace Edu.

It is good to see the Brazilian’s signings for Arsenal perform well in recent weeks, and time will tell if the club is heading in the right direction under him.

For now, Overmars can continue to do exploits at Ajax. Hopefully, he would return to Arsenal someday.

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    1. NY_Gunner, Why does your every post end in “I’m just saying”!
      Is there a single post by any Gooner where they are NOT” just saying”. So its meaningless!

  1. I beg to differ – the Edu signings were bizzare – Soares, Luiz, Marri, Willian ,so were the diamond eye /Raul signings – Leno, Pepe, Torrera and those signed before like Elneny, Ozil, Laca, and the n number not worth the time and effort mentioning them. Just check the Arteta signings – Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Ben, Gabriel, Partey, Lokonga, Tavares (except for that stupid mistake at Anfield). Finally we have a manager who cares for the club. One loss at Anfield and there was all garbage talk, looks like we were spanking Pool at Anfield for the past 10 years.

    1. It’s bizarre to attribute bad signings to Edu and better ones to Arteta when in fact, Arteta actually had the last seal of approval for any players coming in during his reign (did I mention that he has been the first team manager ever before making his first signing?). Moreover, not all the names you mentioned were bad. Some were just victims of a new manager not fancying them

      1. Exactly, dgr8xt! MA wanted all of those ‘Edu signings’ as well as Xhaka/Mustafi to stay on.

        And just for the record, AW/UE are long gone (yes this is for you, LC 🙂).. so tired of them being dragged into every argument! MA is at the helm, let’s see where he takes us…

    2. All the former players you mentioned have all won trophies at Arsenal what have all the Arteta signings won ?
      Which players did Arteta win his FA cup with ?
      “Finally we have a manager who cares “
      If he cared he would do the right thing and RESIGN!

      1. Did Arsene resign after the 8-2 mauling? Even with the “greatest” playmaker/No10 in this universe we never won at Anfield, so did Arsene resign then? What is your point?

        1. The true test of the strength of our playing squad is how they perform against their “mates” (the likes of Man Utd, City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester and Tottenham), and not just how they perform against Watford or Norwich. We have been in good form, and long may it continue, but in the long run, Arteta and this clown we call a technical director will not get us to where we actually want to be

        2. Why are you bringing Wenger into it LC?
          He left 3 years ago ,I’m talking about the current average manager and what players you were talking about
          And what they had won .

  2. Please forgive my genuine ignorance on this one, who has Overmars signed for Ajax?

    I’m aware they have let a few good uns leave over the last couple or three years but not sure who they’ve brought in

    Don’t they tend to bring excellent young talent through their ranks?

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