Arsenal's players and staff 'are very excited by Jorginho's arrival'

Jorginho’s arrival at Arsenal has been met with ‘a lot of excitement from the players and staff’, with squad relishing ex-Chelsea midfielder’s trophy-winning experience as they chase Premier League title

  • Arsenal completed the signing of 31-year-old midfielder Jorginho on a £12m deal
  • Fans reacted furiously on social media, calling for sporting director Edu to leave
  • However, it is understood the players and staff are excited by his experience 

Jorginho’s shock deadline day transfer to Arsenal has reportedly been met with a lot of excitement from players and staff due to the midfielder’s vast experience in the game.

The 31-year-old completed his £12million move to the Emirates from London rivals Chelsea after finding himself on the periphery of Graham Potter’s squad in recent months.

Arsenal had been desperate for a midfielder in the January window but failed in their pursuit of Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.

Jorginho’s shock deadline day transfer to Arsenal has reportedly been met with a lot of excitement from players and staff

The 31-year-old has achieved a lot of the game including winning the Euros with Italy in 2021

After news broke of Jorginho’s imminent arrival at the Emirates, disgruntled fans were calling for sporting director Edu to be sacked with #EduOut trending on Twitter.

However, The Athletic reports that while some fans may be unhappy, there is an excitement among the players and staff that they have acquired an experienced player who has achieved a lot in the game.

They feel as though Jorginho – who won the Euros with Italy in 2021 – has the technical style to fit into Mikel Arteta’s way of playing.

Jorginho himself has admitted that Arteta had tried to sign him on previous occasions but to no avail, suggesting that there was scepticism from the club over bringing him to the Emirates.

The Italian admitted that Mikel Arteta had a big influence on the transfer because he has tried to sign him before

After signing, the Italian said: ‘He [Arteta] was a big influence because I know that he tried a few times to get me before and it didn’t happen due to other reasons, not because of my wishes. So of course, he had a big influence.

‘I’m very excited for this new challenge, and I just can’t wait to be on the pitch to be honest! Everything has happened so fast. I was a bit surprised, but I took the opportunity of this amazing challenge.’

With Albert Sambi Lokonga joining Crystal Palace on loan and Mohamed Elneny potentially out for the rest of the season, Arteta was in need of finding to backup for Thomas Partey, as the Gunners chase their first title in 19 years.

During Jorginho’s time at Chelsea, he won a Champions League, a Europa League, a Super Cup and a Club World Cup. 

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