Former Arsenal midfielder Edu Gaspar is set to join the Gunners’ board in a couple of months, according to the Brazilian press.

Journalists Juca Kfouri and Jorge Nicola both claim the 40-year-old is leaving his job as a national team coordinator and joining the London side after the Copa America.

According to Nicola, Gaspar has already told friends about the decision, and an agreement with Arsenal, negotiated by agent Kia Joorabchian, was reached in February.

Kfouri describes Edu’s job at Arsenal as to ‘direct the club’s football’, while Nicola says he’ll have a similar position as he has in the national team.

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Since retiring at Corinthians in 2011, Gaspar started his new career being the club’s director of football, working with manager Tite. When Tite took charge of the national team, Gaspar went alongside him, holding the job since the summer of 2016.

Nicola claims that Gaspar doesn’t have a good relationship with the president of Brazilian FA, and his job is only guaranteed while Tite is in charge.

Now since the Copa America could end with the manager’s sacking, depending on the result, accepting Arsenal’s offer is a wise thing for Gaspar to do.