Ian Wright reacts to Arsenal appointment

General Coordinator of the Brazilian national football team, Edu Gaspar, attends to the media during a press conference of the Brazilian national football team at the squad's Granja Comary...

Arsenal have re-signed Edu in a Technical Director role.

General Coordinator of the Brazilian national football team, Edu Gaspar, attends to the media during a press conference of the Brazilian national football team at the squad's Granja Comary...

Ian Wright has heralded the return of Edu to Arsenal.

The Gunners announced on Tuesday that their former Brazilian midfielder was returning to North London in the role of Technical Director.

This had been a vacant role at Arsenal since Sven Mislintat walked away from the Emirates earlier in the year.

Edu's appointment could and most definitely should bring about a structure of the club's transfer activity, with recruitment falling under his list of responsibilities, in addition to overseeing the work of first-team coaches.

 

And Arsenal icon Wright is delighted to see the 41-year-old return to North London.

Edu won two Premier League titles with Arsenal - including as part of the Invincible squad of 2004 - and two FA Cup crowns.

Arsene Wenger signed him from Corinthians in 2001 and Edu, who earned 15 caps for Brazil, would spend four years playing under the legendary Frenchman.

Prior to re-joining Arsenal, he was the Coordinator of Brazil's national team and played a role in their Copa America success this past weekend.

Ian Wright looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at Boleyn Ground on October 25, 2014 in London, England.

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