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Edu says Arsenal have made a 'very good' signing capable of becoming a 'big' player

Arsenal director Edu has issued a strong defence of the club’s transfer policy on Sky Sports.

The Gunners have gone into the international break bottom of the Premier League table without a goal to their name.

In addition, Arsenal have spent around £150million this summer, but there has been criticism of the quality of the players brought in.

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All of the new recruits at the Emirates are aged 23 or under, and all look like players who can become great in the future as opposed to hitting the ground running.

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With Arsenal having started the season poorly, there’s a lot of pressure to turn things round immediately.

But Edu made it clear that the Gunners had to put the foundation in place, admitting they don’t have one right now.

The first player he name-checked was Aaron Ramsdale, who reportedly cost the club £30million.

“You see the strategy,” he told Sky Sports. “For every single name I can explain to you the reasons.

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Aaron Ramsdale, for example, he is a very good football player and has the potential to be a big part of the team in the future.”

When Sky Sports’ Geoff Shreeves responded with “for the future…”, Edu replied: “For the future of the team.

“What he wants to do is to balance that position and why do you bring him in?

“We already have one player there to play games with Bernd Leno.

“But, we have to bring someone in to help for the future.”

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