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Edu wants to show Arsenal’s recruitment process and how Partey was signed

Arsenal technical director Edu would one day like to bring the fans in and show them his recruitment process at the club.

The Gunners enjoyed a strong transfer window bringing in Willian, Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey.

Mikel Arteta also oversaw Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all extend their current deals.

Arsenal fans were desperate to see the Partey deal done as it went right down to the wire.

But Edu said that the club had their eyes on the Atletico Madrid midfielder for a good six or seven months.

And the Gunners technical director only wishes he could show fans so they could have seen all along.

"One day I would like to show the fans how we work, or how we worked, because if you saw my plan six or seven months ago when I did it with Mikel (Arteta), Thomas was there already," he told the club's website.

"So you see how many months we had to try to find the right player for the club.

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"So many things to do, so many meetings, we had to see how we were going to buy the player, if we had the financial situation to buy the player, the legal process, the financial process, talk to the player, talk to the agent, so there are a lot of things around this but in the end we did it!"

Edu of course had to get his plan past club owner Stan Kroenke before acting on it – and he's since revealed how the American was excited by the possible additions.

"To be fair, it is a huge investment for this moment which we are in now and of course we need the green light from them," he said.

"When I showed my plan to them, they were so excited, they understand the plan and pressed the green button and then I felt very, very confident because it is not easy to invest a lot of money in this period of time."

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