Edu’s son leaves the club
Arsenal chief Edu Gaspar has paid tribute to his footballing son – who decided to leave the Emirates this summer.
Luigi Gaspar, 18, signed for Arsenal from Corinthians in 2019 after his father became the club’s new technical director.
The midfielder, born in London but raised in Brazil, has featured seven times for Arsenal’s U18s this season.
But he will now leave as his contract expires next month to take on a new challenge elsewhere.
And dad Edu, posted a tearful tribute on social media, saying: “That’s it my son! Your first time in Europe, you handled it expertly.
“Adapting to the country, adapting to a new game model, to the language, to new teammates, to new coaches and to new ‘difficulties’.
“With that, you leave bigger than you arrived and that’s how we have to face our job.
“Always grow! And you’ve grown a lot in those three years. Congratulations!!! Be proud of everything!”