Marc Overmars happy to stay at Ajax amid Arsenal speculation
Edu’s sticky situation
Arsenal technical director Edu has come in for significant criticism since the beginning of the summer window, with many fans unhappy with the business conducted.
Six players arrived at the club for a total of 150 million pounds, but only three (Ben White, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Martin Odegaard) are set to immediately improve the Gunners’ starting XI.
This fact, combined with a nightmare start that has seen the club slip to 20th place without scoring a goal and conceding 9 in the process, has understandably led to questions being asked of the senior management.
🗣 Edu Gaspar on the transfer strategy at Arsenal: “Let’s judge the team when they play together.”
— Connor Humm (@TikiTakaConnor) September 4, 2021
In an interview with Sky Sports, however, Edu pleaded for patience, saying:
“I respect all the pressure. I came in from Corinthians and then the Brazilian national team where there is unbelievable pressure, just as here.
“I understand the fans. I understand the reason and I accept that, but we will need a bit of time to do what we plan to do.
“I know this type of work, when we are talking about signings, and needing patience hurts Arsenal fans a lot, but it is the reality.
“That’s why when I say to you we have to create a good foundation and to create a good foundation you need time.”
However, rumours continue to swirl, and former Gunner turned Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has been a man suggested to replace the Brazilian.
Overmars happy to stay
Speaking to AjaxTV, however, it appears as though Overmars will be going nowhere in a hurry. The dutchman revealed:
“As I’ve said before a number of times we’re really enjoying ourselves.”
‘We’re moving in the right direction. The four of us form good management and that’s important. We’re like a family, we’re close. And that’s important too. And who knows, we might have some good news soon.”
I’m not getting any younger. I’ve been offered the opportunity to go elsewhere too. That’s what happens and it’s always good to consider a move. But then I just think about how well things are going here.
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. If your old shoes are still comfy, keep wearing them.”
It seems that were Arsenal to part ways with Edu therefore, they would have to look elsewhere for a replacement.