Despite a challenging first season at the Emirates Stadium, midfielder Jorginho is determined to stay with Arsenal this summer. The 31-year-old Italian international joined the Gunners from Chelsea in January for a fee of around £12 million.
While he made 19 appearances in the Premier League last season, mostly as a substitute, rumours of his departure surfaced due to Arsenal’s pursuit of West Ham United’s Declan Rice. However, Jorginho has dismissed the speculation, expressing his contentment at the club and his desire to prove himself under manager Mikel Arteta.
Jorginho’s Affirmation and Arsenal’s Season
Jorginho refuted the rumours surrounding his potential exit from Arsenal, affirming his happiness with the club. In an interview with the Evening Standard, he stated, “I’m very happy to stay at Arsenal, to be honest. Those rumours, I’m not sure who was behind them, but nothing at the moment has happened to me. I’m quite happy where I am.”
He also acknowledged Arsenal’s disappointment in failing to challenge Manchester City for the title but emphasized the progress made by the team, especially in securing a place in the Champions League after an eight-year absence.
Looking Ahead and Learning from the Past
While reflecting on Arsenal’s aspirations for the upcoming season, Jorginho highlighted the lessons learned from their title chase and their anticipation of participating in the Champions League.
He expressed hope for improvement in the next campaign, emphasizing the excitement within the team and their eagerness to play alongside world-class players. Jorginho’s comments align with his agent Joao Santos’ recent statement, categorically denying any negotiations with Lazio and reaffirming the player’s commitment to Arsenal.
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With Jorginho’s decision to stay, it raises the possibility of Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey departing if Arsenal can successfully acquire Declan Rice. Manager Mikel Arteta is keen to bolster the central midfield position to bridge the gap to Manchester City, having narrowly missed out on the title in the previous season.
As Arsenal prepares for the upcoming season, the commitment of Jorginho brings stability to the midfield and allows the team to focus on strengthening other areas. With high hopes for a successful campaign, Arsenal aims to build on their achievements and compete at the highest level.
Jorginho’s declaration to remain at Arsenal brings assurance to the club and fans alike. As the team prepares for the new season, the focus shifts to strengthening the squad, particularly in central midfield.
With Jorginho’s experience and determination, Arsenal aims to build on their recent progress and compete for titles.