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Arsenal Inching Closer To Recruiting This Chelsea Midfielder: Good Option For Arteta?

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In a recent report, Sky Sports has mentioned that Arsenal are inching closer to recruiting Chelsea midfielder Jorginho. It has been claimed that the Gunners are close to recruiting the Italy international from the Blues before the end of this January transfer window.

Jorginho’s Decent Form In English Football

Jorginho is having a tough season at Stamford Bridge but has produced a series of solid displays at the heart of Chelsea’s midfield. The talented midfielder has found the back of the net three times in 25 appearances for the West London club during this campaign across all fronts.

The 46-time Italy international deserves some credit for averaging 2.3 tackles and 1.2 interceptions per 90 minutes in Premier League football. He has even been accurate with his ball distribution after making 85.3% of his attempted passes in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).

His current Chelsea contract is set to run out at the end of this campaign. Thus, the Blues are in dire need of cashing in on him this month rather than risk losing him as a free agent next summer.

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Emirates Stadium

Is Jorginho A Good Option For Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta?

Jorginho is a solid tackler of the ball and can time his challenges well to secure the ball back for his team at the centre of the park. He is a tidy passer of the ball as well and is good at converting penalties. The Italian sensation has got a wealth of experience under his belt and knows what it takes to win trophies at the highest level. He is primarily a defensive midfielder but can also fill in as a box-to-box midfielder if his manager asks him to do so.

Therefore, Jorginho could prove to be a decent option for Arsenal if Mikel Arteta can get a deal over the line for him this month.

We can expect Jorginho to add more bite and steel to the North London club‘s attack. He is good enough to offer some serious competition for Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey in the race to earn a regular starting spot at the Emirates Stadium in the coming seasons.

With all things considered, the North London giants would be wise to secure Jorginho’s services before the end of this transfer window as he could help them stay ahead of Manchester City in the Premier League title race. However, he will only serve as a good, short-term addition to Arteta’s squad.

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