Arsenal Transfer News: A football club poking fun at its rivals on social media is quite common these days. Recently, Arsenal secured the signature of Italian central midfielder Jorginho from their rivals Chelsea on January transfer deadline day. The Gunners were rushing off their feet in the transfer market in search of a midfielder to bolster the midfield department. Arsenal signed the Italian international for £12m and the latter already stepped foot into the Emirates.
Recently, the video clip featured Jorghino meeting Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta in Arsenal’s fortress. Mikel Arteta was seen speaking Spanish with Jorghino. The pictures and video clips of the same went viral in no time on social media. Mikel Arteta wanted the midfielder in the mix setup and has also been trying him for a long time now. However, finally, Arteta’s wish got fulfilled as the Gunners got the right man in the ongoing season of the English Premier League.
Jorghino is exactly the type of player Arsenal want to use in the mid-field unit. He is someone who brings a plethora of experience to the table. Besides that, he can also deliver the goods by feeding the front-line attack, which makes the flow much easier.
Arsenal Transfer News: Chelsea take a dig at Arsenal in Jorginho farewell message
Jorginho has penned an 18-month contract with the choice of another year. With the first half coming to a close in Arsenal’s favour, the table-toppers will be focusing on performing well in the second half of the season. Meanwhile, Chelsea Football Club took a swipe at Arsenal in Jorginho’s farewell message. The Blues ensured to highlight their epic 4-1 Europa League final victory over Arsenal in their farewell message to Jorginho.
The Italian midfielder who landed at the Emirates on Tuesday evening hasn’t responded to Chelsea’s statement. However, he will be pretty much focusing on how to deliver the work rate for the club in a bid to fun for the fourth Premier League title.
A few years ago, the likes of David Luiz, Peter Cech and Willian joined Arsenal from London rivals Chelsea. Jorghino becomes the latest entry to Arsenal and having a player like him is an added advantage for the Gunners. Chelsea tried to poke fun at their rivals by reminding them of Jorginho’s performances in European competition. “Many of Jorginho’s best performances came in European competition,” read the message on Chelsea Football Club’s official website. The statement further added that the Italian midfielder has featured in the final showdown against Arsenal in 4-1 win in Europa League final.
Arteta insisted on Monday to sign Jorginho as opportunity ⚪️🔴🤝🏻 #AFC
Jorginho confirms: “Yes, Arteta was a big influence for my transfer — I know that Mikel tried a few times to get me before and it didn’t happen, of course not because of my wishes”.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 2, 2023
“He starred in Baku at the end of his first season when we thumped Arsenal 4-1, and the midfielder played a pivotal role en route to Champions League glory in 2021, starting all but one of our knockout games as we conceded just twice and shut out Manchester City in the Porto final,” the statement read.
“The Italian international leaves Stamford Bridge after four-and-a-half years, during which he helped us win the Champions League, the Europa League, the Club World Cup, and the Super Cup. Jorginho also acted as our vice-captain for most of his time at the club,” read the message on Chelsea’s website.
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