Jorginho leaving Chelsea to play for Arsenal

Jorginho has moved to the top of the Premier League table, Arsenal, for £12 million from Chelsea. The Italian midfielder will play for Arsenal on a one-and-a-half-year contract with an option to extend for another year. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta searched for a central midfielder throughout the January transfer window, prioritizing Brighton star Moises Caicedo, but was unsuccessful. In the end, Jorginho was selected as a late replacement.

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Arsenal plans to strengthen their midfield during this transfer window. Moises Caicedo of Brighton was their first choice but Brighton rejected the sale, so Arsenal’s management targeted Jorginho, one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

“Jorginho is a midfield player who has intelligence, deep leadership skills, and a huge amount of Premier League and international experience,” said Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.

Jorginho said that Arteta had a big impact on his decision to join Arsenal at this time, as he knows that Arteta had tried to sign him previously, but it didn’t happen due to other reasons, not because of his own lack of interest.

“I know he tried a few times to get me before and it didn’t happen due to other reasons, not because of my wishes,” Jorginho said.

However, this 31-year-old midfielder has recently struggled to maintain form, causing Chelsea to be ranked 10th in the Premier League standings. During his time with Chelsea, Jorginho has won a Champions League title, a Europa League, a Super Cup, and a Club World Cup. He also contributed to Italy’s Euro 2020 victory and was honored as UEFA’s Best Male Player afterward.

Jorginho is a tactical player from Chelsea under former manager Maurizio Sarri, who has maintained his reputation through the era of Thomas Tuchel to Graham Potter currently. He still plays a crucial role as the midfielder controlling play and operating the pressing system in front of the penalty area, as well as transitioning from defense to attack. The English media consider it a careless action to sell a key player to a rival like Arsenal, as Jorginho could be the key to stopping Chelsea in the future.

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