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Sport Jorginho could be the man to take Arsenal to the next level

00:20  27 september  2020
00:20  27 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world. Now, the club is hoping to complete a deal next summer, and Camavinga is willing to wait despite interest from the likes Jorginho could join Gunners if Rice arrives at Chelsea.

And in order to fund the transfer, Chelsea may be willing to sell Jorginho to Arsenal . One that springs to mind has to be the German berating the very unpopular ref who refused to give Chelsea any pens as they crashed out against Barcelona in the Champions League thanks to Andres Iniesta's late

Willian, David Luiz Moreira Marinho, Mikel Arteta posing for the camera: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

It's no secret what Arsenal are looking for as the transfer window nears its October 5 deadline and now Mikel Arteta appears to have turned a little closer to home in search of a new midfielder.

The Gunners have finally addressed their long-standing defensive issues with the arrivals of Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba while few can question what they offer in attack.

Arteta's Arsenal already looks far superior to that of Unai Emery but they remain a side lacking quality in the centre of the park.

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Chelsea teenager Billy Gilmour could be set for an extended run in the starting XI because he did things against Liverpool that Jorginho has failed You know what a lot of the time I’ve seen Chelsea this season yes they have good possession in Jorginho and the way he passes it but he hasn’t done

Jorginho was linked with a move to Arsenal yesterday but Ray Parlour has another idea Ray Parlour thinks Arsenal would be better off signing Dele Alli “One thing about Arsenal is that they are lacking goals from central midfield areas so I think he could tick that box especially where he can score goals

a man on a football field: Arsenal are showing interest in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho as they search for midfielders © Provided by Daily Mail Arsenal are showing interest in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho as they search for midfielders Mikel Arteta holding his hand up: The Gunners need midfielders with Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi out of favour © Provided by Daily Mail The Gunners need midfielders with Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi out of favour

The likes of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have fallen out of favour while players such as Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny will never be enough to be able to challenge for the Premier League title.

The Gunners have been strongly linked with Lyon's Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey throughout the summer but a surprise name entered the mix this week.

That was Chelsea midfielder Jorginho who, according to Sky Sports, is now a target for Arteta.

The Arsenal boss was part of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City set-up when they tried to sign the Italian from Napoli back in 2018.

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Jorginho takes part in the tournament arranged for International Women’s Day at Chelsea’s training ground. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian. But she was the one taking me to the beach, coaching me on my technique, lots of short passes, changing direction, when I was small.

on whether Jorginho should have been on the pitch to score the equaliser I think that's up to the referee. on his opinion of the incident on whether we could have pressed more More than something related to the organisation, physically it was tough to maintain the level Chelsea play at at

Guardiola and City were left furious when Jorginho ended up at Stamford Bridge, straining relations between the Premier League club and Napoli.

Willian, David Luiz Moreira Marinho standing next to a man: Jorginho could follow in the footsteps of Willian (L) and David Luiz (R) by joining Arsenal © Provided by Daily Mail Jorginho could follow in the footsteps of Willian (L) and David Luiz (R) by joining Arsenal

A disciple of Maurizio Sarri's possession-based style, Jorginho was brought into Chelsea to be the brains of the Italian's team after playing under Sarri in Naples.

Sitting at the base of a midfield three, Jorginho would conduct from the pitch and be the launch pad for Chelsea's attacks.

But Jorginho has never quite won over the Chelsea faithful since his £57m arrival and his slow, turgid displays were the embodiment of Sarri's failure to implement his style in west London.

While Sarri was gone after his first season had barely finished, Jorginho stayed put but has not endeared himself to the club's supporters in Frank Lampard's new system.

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last-ditch attempt to sign West Ham's Declan Rice' - which could pave the way for Jorginho to join And they could sell Arsenal target Jorginho to help facilitate a deal Arsenal have identified Jorginho as an alternative to Lyon's Houssem Aouar According to The Mirror, Chelsea will make a last-ditch attempt to bring in midfielder Rice and

Jorginho ‘ could be sacrificed by Napoli’ as door opens to Manchester United move. The Brazil-born Italy international's agent says that his client could be sold by the Serie A club this Huddersfield 0-2 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku scores double for Red Devils as they cruise through to next round.

Still, he has made 100 appearances for the London outfit, contributing 10 goals and three assists.

a man with a football ball on a field: Arteta was part of Manchester City's set-up when they almost signed Jorginho in 2018 © Provided by Daily Mail Arteta was part of Manchester City's set-up when they almost signed Jorginho in 2018

JORGINHO 19/20  STATS (PER GAME)

Accurate passes: 75.31

Accurate long balls: 4.98

Accurate final third passes: 18.23

Key passes: 0.87

Tackles: 2.49

Interceptions: 2.42

Ball recoveries: 9.32

And a lot of what he does goes unnoticed.

On his day he is one of the finest one-touch passers in world football and the thought of him playing in an Arsenal team more tailored to his skills is one that will surely concern fans of his current club.

Last season Jorginho completed 2,257 passes in 2,382 minutes of top flight action, one of the best per-game records in the league. He has a reputation for playing the ball sideways but his tally of 16 through balls was only bettered by three others.

He is a player that should thrive with a team built around him, under a more tactical manager in a possession-based system.

And that is what he would have at Arsenal, Arteta's team adopting a similar approach to that of former mentor Guardiola, who let's remember wanted to sign him.

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Napoli star Jorginho could be on his way out of the club and heading to the Premier League this summer, according to his agent. Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal handed huge transfer boost as Jorginho 's agent hints at move away from Napoli this summer.

Arsenal are interested in signing Jorginho from Premier League rivals Chelsea, while Atletico Madrid are confident of securing a loan deal for Gunners The La Liga side are keen to take the Uruguay international on loan and retain the option to sign him on a permanent deal at the end of the season.

Jorginho not only averaged more passes and touches than Guendouzi, Torreira, Dani Ceballos and Xhaka last season, he averaged more tackles too.

He could be the kind of composed and assured presence that Arsenal have been lacking in that area of the pitch for years now, the heartbeat of the team if you like.

His technique is unquestioned while he possessed some of the best defensive numbers of any midfielder in the top flight last season, averaging 2.49 tackles, 2.42 interceptions and 9.32 ball recoveries.

There is a good argument to be made that he would instantly become Arsenal's best midfielder, so it's hard to argue at the very least that he wouldn't improve them.

Used rightly, Jorginho could take take them to the next level.

Jorginho started Chelsea's first two Premier League matches this season but players moving from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates is by no means unheard of.

In fact the Italy international would be the third to make the switch in the space of 13 months with David Luiz and Willian having decided to join Arsenal in their twilight years. Petr Cech did it before them, as did William Gallas, Lassana Diarra and Yossi Benayoun on loan.

Olivier Giroud and Ashley Cole, meanwhile, swapped north for west London and Cesc Fabregas, Nicolas Anelka and Emmanuel Petit represented both clubs but never moved between them.

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Willian already looks a sharp signing and he may have to go back to Chelsea once more this summer in the hope of finding the missing piece in his midfield in Jorginho.

CHELSEA AND ARSENAL'S STRANGE TRANSFER HISTORY

It is uncommon for two Premier League giants to do business with each other in the transfer market but Chelsea and Arsenal share a unique bond. There have been several players to have moved between the London clubs in the past...

FROM CHELSEA TO ARSENAL

William Gallas (2006)

Lassana Diarra (2007)

Petr Cech (2015)

David Luiz (2019)

Willian (2020)

Jorginho? (2020)

Yossi Benayoun (2011 - loan)

FROM ARSENAL TO CHELSEA

Ashley Cole (2006)

Olivier Giroud (2018)

PLAYERS TO HAVE PLAYED FOR BOTH (BUT NOT TRANSFERRED BETWEEN THEM): Cesc Fabregas, Nicolas Anelka and Emmanuel Petit

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Chelsea's Jorginho sings Oasis' 'Wonderwall' to Italy team-mates .
Chelsea's Jorginho (left) has been filmed belting out Oasis' 'Wonderwall' to entertain his Italy team-mates at a team dinner, much to the amusement stars, including veteran Giorgio Chiellini (.right)The little Brazilian-born midfielder has been filmed belting out the Oasis classic 'Wonderwall' - a song popular with many Premier League players - as his Azzurri team-mates attempt to join in with him at a team dinner.

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