Edu confirm when he will accept Technical Director job after confirming talks with Arsenal

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Former Arsenal star Edu has confirmed he’s held talks with the club over becoming their new technical director.

The Brazilian is the Gunners’ first choice for the role now that Monchi has decided to return to former club Sevilla.

Edu spent four years with the club between 2001-2005 and he’s currently serving as the technical director of Brazil.

Arsenal will have a budget of around £40m this summer should they fail to win the Europa League and they want a structure in place behind the scenes to maximise resources.

Edu, though, has revealed that any talks over the role will have to wait until next season as he’s focused on Brazil this summer.

‘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.’

Arsenal had hoped to make an appointment ahead of the transfer window but if Edu is to be the man then the club are prepared to wait.

The Brazilian has experience in a director of football role with Corinthians and would oversee recruitment at the Emirates.

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