Arsenal were after a central midfielder all last month and finally got their man on the last day of the transfer window as they brought in Jorginho from Chelsea for a fee of around £10m.
It’s well known Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta is a big fan of The Italian with the Spaniard also trying to sign the player earlier on in his managerial career at Arsenal & also when he was a coach at Manchester City.
Former Chelsea teammate, Thiago Silva has reacted to the Blues letting go of the Euro 2020 winner, in which he says his departure leaves a huge void to be filled at Stamford Bridge.
Thiago Silva told ESPN Brazil:
“It was for a direct competitor, but these are football things, it happens. He wanted to stay in England because he has family here. There are things that we have no control over, but we have to understand the player’s side of things.
I know we have a lot of work ahead of us, especially as we have lost one of our great leaders in the dressing room. Jorginho is a guy who spoke a lot and this hole will remain, but we have to move on.
We didn’t expect him to leave, but it has happened. We have to make up for his absence in the best possible way.”
Jorginho wasn’t Arsenal’s first target, with them originally after Moises Caicedo before having two bids rejected from Brighton and having to move on to other options, however signing the Chelsea midfielder definitely wasn’t a panic buy either.
Jorginho’s arrival brings the much needed squad depth in midfield Arsenal will require if they are to go all the way in the Premier League this season & the Italian might be more similar to Thomas Partey than you initially thought.