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Edu issue update on Arsenal summer transfer plans and exposes secret behind Trossard signing

Edu issue update on Arsenal summer transfer plans and exposes secret behind Trossard signing

As Arsenal maintains their lead in the Premier League standings, some critics suggest that their success is solely due to chance.

Opponents argue that the Gunners have been fortunate with injuries, with the exception of Gabriel Jesus’ four-month absence, and narrow victories against Aston Villa and Bournemouth have only fueled the argument.

Furthermore, the discussion has expanded to their transfer activity. Although Arsenal originally pursued Mykhailo Mudryk and Moises Caicedo last month, they ultimately acquired Leandro Trossard and Jorginho.


Despite the fact that their initial targets have not quite lived up to expectations since January, the signings that Arsenal did make have already played crucial roles in their pursuit of the title.

Despite the criticism regarding Arsenal’s transfer activity, it’s important to recognize their impressive transformation from a team that failed to qualify for Europe to one that’s now competing for the title.

This accomplishment cannot solely be attributed to luck. Unlike other Premier League clubs, Arsenal has a well-defined strategy when it comes to transfers, which has been evident in their performance over the past four transfer windows.

“I always make myself comfortable going into the transfer window when we’ve prepared how to face those challenges,” Arsenal sporting director Edu tells football.london at the London Football Awards when asked about the work his club have done in the transfer market.

“In the Premier League there’s a lot of clubs and a lot of good managers so the competition is hard. So as soon as you prepare well, you feel comfortable.

“So we went into the winter period really, really well prepared and then we started to make some quick and important decisions. So far it’s helping the team and the team’s performing well so that’s good.

“I think we’re in the right place in terms of playing well. Of course, the performance of the team and the way we’re playing is special. I see around us everybody wants to follow us, everybody wants to watch us. I receive a lot of messages from Brazil and South America and different places which is very nice to receive.

“We are very excited with where we are at the moment, but we have to understand there’s still a journey to go, still things to do. Of course we’re happy to be in the moment we are now, but we have to understand there’s still things to go to keep going.”

While Arsenal is currently striving for their first title in nearly two decades, it’s apparent that their rebuilding project is far from complete.

The upcoming summer transfer window offers an opportunity for exciting acquisitions as the Gunners aim to develop a squad that can compete in both the Premier League and the Champions League.

It’s been reported that West Ham’s Declan Rice is one of their primary targets. With this in mind, Edu, the technical director of Arsenal, has stated that he’s already begun preparing the groundwork for potential transfers.

“It’s already started because you know what’s happening in the market everybody is doing stuff,” the Brazilian said of Arsenal’s preparation for the summer. “You have to plan with people as well just to be prepared so when you go again in the summer you are very prepared.”

Although Arsenal is looking to make significant strides in the transfer market, their primary focus remains on winning the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

At present, they sit five points clear at the top of the table. However, both Mikel Arteta and Edu are adamant that no one in the club is getting ahead of themselves with 11 matches still to play.

They are taking things one game at a time, with the sole aim of maintaining their position at the top of the table until the end of the season.

“Every day we train, prepare in the best way possible and think in the best way possible,” he says. “Don’t think about anything, just the next game, how we can improve ourselves, how we can be better individually and as a squad as well.

“Then come the end of the season we’ll see where we’re going to be. So our intention is really to live week by week, game by game, enjoy the games and try to be the best version possible for the season.”

Edu issue update on Arsenal summer transfer plans and exposes secret behind Trossard signing

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