The Gunners face a fight to keep Edu after his work setting up a talented squad for Mikel Arteta.
Edu returned to Arsenal in 2019 to take up the sporting director role. The 44-year-old played for the club between 2001 and 2005, winning two Premier League titles and two FA Cups.
He initially came under criticism, but Arsenal’s massive improvement has caused clubs to pay attention to his work.
Edu’s ultimate masterstroke came in the signing of Gabriel Martinelli from fourth-division Brazilian club Ituano.
Martinelli has four goals in the Premier League in ten appearances. The 21-year-old has also created four big chances too.
Edu brought in Gabriel Jesus and other shrewd signings such as Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard and William Saliba.
His reputation is burgeoning, and several clubs are discussing the prospect of prising him away from Arsenal.
Fans of the London club will take solace that no club has put forward a concrete offer for Edu.
He is currently working on contract extensions for Martinelli, Saliba and Bukayo Saka and is solely focused on his current role.
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