Arsenal technical director Edu recently opened up about their much-maligned transfer policy as well as current head coach Mikel Arteta. The Gunners are currently rock bottom of the Premier League going into the international break. They have faced criticism on the quality of their signings for a number of years. Arsenal missed out on the Champions League by a point two seasons back while they finished runners-up in the Europa League two seasons ago.

“Yes, I understand the reason because firstly, they have not seen the team playing together yet. That’s one of the reasons but I think we have to see the wider context than just to see the money around it.” Arsenal technical director Edu said. “We signed six players who are under 23, which means a lot in terms of our planning. Normally, people like to see just one window, so I have to say it is the bigger picture because we started planning this squad a year ago in terms of consolidating the team and trying to get a better foundation.”

“The case here is we really believe in the players we have in the squad. Maybe other people don’t but we do. If we start to see the squad together, we believe in the squad.” he added about head coach Mikel Arteta. “I sit with Mikel and we see the squad. We have a striker there who delivers to us 25 goals every single season. We have another one who delivers 15-20 goals every season. We have two very powerful young players from the academy in Saka and Smith Rowe. We believe in them and our squad.”

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