Former Premier League star asks Arsenal fans to question Edu’s role

Edu has emerged as one of the most important figures at Arsenal in recent seasons and his reputation has been boosted by some of the transfer decisions he has helped the club make recently, like signing Gabriel Martinelli.

The former Arsenal midfielder is now the club’s technical director, and he has been tasked with working closely with Mikel Arteta to make relevant decisions on player’s transfer and contract renewals.

He has understandably been in the spotlight recently as Arsenal contract and transfer decisions come under scrutiny.

He played an important role as Arsenal handed out a new deal to the likes of David Luiz and Cedric Soares and that decision hasn’t exactly gone down well with some fans and pundits.

Former Chelsea ace, Joe Cole has become the latest individual to slam the club for their poor decision to hand a new deal to the likes of Luiz and Soares and he claimed that if he was an Arsenal fan, he will question the likes of Edu for their role in those deals.

Cole said on BT Sport as quoted by Mirror Sports: “Cedric – if you’re looking to go and compete with Liverpool and Chelsea and you go and sign a 29-year-old full-back who’s arguably not played at that level where he’s regularly competing against top sides, and you’re asking him make a difference, then giving him a four-year contract.

“If I’m an Arsenal fan, I would be asking questions of Edu and the people making these decisions.

“I feel sorry for Arteta because he’s got a lot of promise as a young coach.”

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  1. Thumbs up for Martinelli, but 2 thumbs down for Luiz and Soares. Maybe we made a mistake with Sven, because Raul and Edu haven’t delivered the goods.
    So far not much difference between Gazidis and results he got with Arsenal. More things change more they stay the same.
    Contract issues plague us like with Auba and Saka, and we continue to mostly misfire in transfer market. Still signing retreads and expecting miracles.

    1. to delivery the goods…one need at least 2 or 3 seasons……

      scouting and signing of players is not an easy job

      Raul is a better negotiator and has vast contacts compared to Gazadis

      Raul has 1 direct report that is Josh Kroneke….if Josh approves, the deal is done

      Gazadis on the other hand has to report to the board and other stakeholders, unlike Dein he doesnt have the board ears and probably not as good as Dein in convincing the board with expensive buys

  2. Until the transfer window closes – whenever that is – I am going to keep my powder dry.

    Arsenal are notoriously secretive so there are two possible scenarios. A brilliant window or a catastrophe in the making.

    I could be wrong but apart from the length of the signings do we actually know the salaries on offer? There is a lot of guesswork

  3. These ex players like talking trash, Cedric is an international player with Portugal currently, how many of them do we have? Liverpool got most of their current squad from relatively unknown places. Who was TAA, Robertson, Joey homes etc? They were not competing at the highest level but within a short time, won the champions League. We must not spend 100m on a player to make an impact. Cedric will be our first choice right back as far as I’m concerned he is better than bellerin.

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