Edu has returned to Arsenal to become the club's first technical director. The 41-year-old played for the Gunners between 2001 and 2005 and formed part of Arsene Wenger's unbeaten 'Invincibles' Premier League champions of 2004. It was announced on Tuesday that the former Brazil midfielder would take on the new role at the Emirates Stadium. In his role as technical director, Edu will coordinate the work of our first-team coaching group, the academy and player scouting and recruitment in order to oversee the constant building up and efficient strengthening of our squad," Arsenal said in the statement confirming the deal. Edu made 127 appearances for Arsenal and scored 12 goals and would go on to play under current Gunners head coach Unai Emery at Valencia. He will link up with Emery and his players later this week when they travel to the United States to begin their pre-season tour after leaving a similar role with the Brazil national side following their Copa America success.