Arsenal’s Edu posts behind-the-scenes pic showing "team many people don’t see"

Arsenal chief Edu has posted a candid image on social media showing the "team that many people don't see".

The Gunners' technical director was kept busy on transfer deadline day as he worked tirelessly to get some last-minute business done.

It proved to be a successful day for Arsenal as they landed their long-term transfer target Thomas Partey in a £45million deal from Atletico Madrid.

Edu also helped to offload misfit midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira on loan, but he was not the only member of Arsenal's staff putting the hours in behind-the-scenes.

The 42-year-old uploaded an image to his Instagram account showing the team responsible for sorting Arsenal's transfer dealings from inside the club's boardroom.

He wrote: "Sometimes we get things wrong and sometimes we get it right, as part of our life, but when you work with dedication and love things happen. Let’s continue."

Edu added at the bottom: "The team that many people don't see!" as well as posting their "menu" for the day which suggested they had loaded up on pizza, chicken, sandwiches and plenty of coffee.

Among the faces were Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and chief executive Vinai Venkatesham, and the team can certainly be content with their work over the summer window.

Speaking of marquee signing Partey following his deadline day acquisition, Edu said: "Thomas has all the right attributes to be a top player for Arsenal.

“He is a leader on and off the pitch and he is exactly the kind of player and person we want at the club.

“We already feel like we know Thomas very well based on the work we have done analysing his performances closely in recent times.

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"With his all-round game and positive aggressive style, he will be a brilliant addition to our squad. We’ve made a strong start to the season and we want to continue to build on this with Thomas now part of our club.”

Arsenal activated Partey's £45m release clause to land the 27-year-old Ghanaian to cap an impressive window.

Torreira moved in the opposite direction on an initial loan but the deal including an option for Atletico to buy the Uruguayan for £18m next summer.

Partey's arrival follows the likes of Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes to The Emirates as Mikel Arteta made significant progress with his rebuild.

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