Arsenal legend opens the door to replacing Edu

Marc Overmars has opened the door to replacing Edu Gaspar at Arsenal as the latter continues to struggle in his role as technical director.

While Edu struggles, Overmars has overseen success at Ajax which has seen them continue to dominate the Dutch game despite almost always selling their best players.

He has been in his role since 2012 and Ajax reached the final of the Europa League in 2017 and the Champions semi-final in 2019.

They have sold top players like Donny van de Beek, Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, yet they remain competitive.

Edu has spent Arsenal’s money on several players since he has been in charge of transfers, yet the Gunners went into the international break bottom of the league table.

The Brazilian is now under pressure and could be replaced by Overmars, who said in a recent interview that he is open to a change.

He told Mundo Deportivo: “At a certain point the thing is simple: either I continue and I stay here in Ajax or we go abroad again as a family.

“I have let that train pass six times.”

Edu has spent around £130million on players in the last transfer window and if they don’t get Arsenal a European place finish at the end of this season, he could be sacked.

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  1. Couldn’t be any worse I guess but read he prefers Barcelona to Arsenal.

    Edu & Mikel have had a good lot of time but keep making mistake after mistake both on & off the field.

    We have set a foundation with the players we have atm and have out on loan. A new experienced winning managing team & manager needs to come in & steer these youngsters properly.

    Mikel cant do that in my own opinion

  2. I’m curious
    What’s the percentage of those on JA who think this transfer window has been a disaster?
    All the demeaning posts over the summer about him jet skiing and yet there are those who are now pleasantly surprised
    Me? I’m just keeping it cool as a ‘supposed’ Arteta fan girl can do. I was anxious about our direction and better tacticians amongst you will tear me apart but both Edu and Arteta have genuinely offered a path — whether you agree with it or not

    1. Always be selling, so the famous expression goes SueP…one close win against a team on the top of the relegation charts and all of a sudden you have conjured up statements like “those who are NOW pleasantly surprised” or “Edu and Arteta have genuinely offered a path”, to make it seem as if our managerial problems are in the rearview…come on now, way too soon for any such talk

      of course, your real intentions were to either bait someone like myself into calling out the “always” rational SueP, so that all the usual defenders of the misguided faith would come to the rescue or to rally those within the Apologist camp so they might come forth and reaffirm their allegiance to the mischosen one

    2. SueP, I rated the transfer window at 6/10, due to my disappointment that there wasn’t a greater emphasis on upgrading Arsenal’s midfield. Although I support the acquisition of Martin Odegaard and Sammy Lakonga, I believe Arsenal should have bought Yves Bissouma and Matheus Pereira, or similar ACM, because Arsenal is light on. I am also concerned about Ben White justifying his price tag.

      1. Also SueP, I was unhappy with the loans of Saliba and Guendouzi (particularly with such a low option to buy) and the sale of Willock.

        1. Well ozziegunner
          I’m sure MG won’t be coming back. His temperament might improve but too late for a career at Arsenal.
          I honestly don’t know enough about Saliba to comment as I don’t watch French football. I’d like to think he’d come back if his progress continues. Again, I think temperament may play a part.

          Regarding Bissouma, it was increasingly unlikely that he was obtainable. The fact he stayed where he is, might be down to a refusal to sell to any interested club

          I gave the transfer window 7.5 at the time. It wasn’t just about those coming in, but also (by whatever means) getting unwanted players off the payroll

        2. Ozziegunner I agree I honestly don’t what they are doing we should have never sold Willock and as for the loans of Saliba and Guendouzi was Absolutely crazy I don’t know what on earth they were thinking

  3. Guendouzi was prepared to die in that Arsenal shirt wish we had a few more like him then we would not be in the position we are in now

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