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Edu Felt ‘Connection’ With Arteta

Arsenal’s Technical Director Edu Gaspar says he felt an instant connection with Mikel Arteta when interviewing candidates for the Gunners’ Head Coach role.

Arteta was hired on Friday and Edu, who joined the club as a Technical Director in July, said he immediately had a good feeling about the former Arsenal captain.

“My first conversation with Mikel by phone was fantastic," Edu told Arsenal Player. "To be honest we didn't talk about the squad, we talked about what I really believe is the basis, the organisation.

“We talked about human beings, we talked about discipline, that was our first conversation. Then when we met after that, in a very important meeting, he started to show us his knowledge about football, his ideas... his passion as well, which was brilliant.

"His connection with the club as well was important for ourselves. So many, many things made us feel very, very comfortable with that decision.

"What is nice as well is when you see all the candidates, when we started the process, all of them were very good coaches and very good people and they have a very good experience in football but we have been talking about... it's a feeling.

“Because when you’re in the meeting, they of course all have very good experience, and then let’s see because maybe we are going to say, ‘Oh, we have a connection’ and that started from the beginning with Mikel."


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