North London giants Arsenal have appointed one of their former players as the first technical director at the club.
Arsenal legend Edu was a key member of the squad under Ardene Wenger and he has been named the technical director.
The 41-year-old is the first technical director in the history of Arsenal.
Edu is expected to oversee the football affairs at Arsenal.
He left a similar role with the Brazilian national team to take up the new job.
The former Arsenal midfielder was part of the Brazilian team that hosted and won the recently concluded COPA America tournament.
Brazil sealed a ninth COPA America title by beating Peru 3-1 in their final clash on Sunday night.
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Edu played with distinction for Arsenal under legendary manager Arsene Wenger.
The ex-Brazilian national team player was a key member of the Gunners team that went through the whole season without a single defeat.
Arsenal achieved invincibility during the 2003/04 season.
Edu has been tasked to get the Gunners back to where they belong as a Champions League playing club.
Arsenal have not made Champions League football for the last three seasons.
The Gunners didn’t qualify for Champions League football for the new season after a fifth-place finish in the league.