The process of former Arsenal star Edu becoming the new technical director at the Emirates has stalled, at least until after the Copa America in Brazil is completed in July.
Former invincible Edu is the technical coordinator of the Brazil national team and therefore has to remain focussed on his current role at such a critical time for his country.
However, on a positive note, talks have taken place which Edu himself has confirmed.
“I had a conversation with Arsenal. There’s an interest,” said Edu.
“I was very clear: ‘I am 100% focused on the Copa America. I’m not speaking about absolutely anything because of the Copa America.
“If, by any chance, you [Arsenal] want to speak to me after the Copa, propose something after the Copa, I will make myself available so that we can talk. As for now, I am fully focused on the Copa.”
It is perfectly understandable that Edu will not enter into further talks with us or commit to anything so close to the Copa America tournament but that does not mean that it is not frustrating and inconvenient.
The summer transfer window will be opening soon and we need that position filled urgently and while Edu would be a good fit we cannot wait forever.
Hopefully, Edu has given some sort of private assurance to the club that he is likely to take the position without making it known publicly