Italian midfielder Jorginho has opened up on the main reason he had made an unexpected move from Chelsea to Arsenal.
In a move that shocked the football world in January 2023, Italian midfielder Jorginho made a move to Arsenal from arch-rivals Chelsea FC. Jorginho, in an interview, revealed why he had opted for a move to Arsenal from Chelsea in January 2023 and how the Gunners’ head coach Mikel Arteta had played a huge role in facilitating the move.
‘It’s one of the reasons, surely,
He called me and it was all very quick, we made the deal in less than 48 hours. I had spoken to Chelsea and I knew I was no longer part of their plans. I wanted to progress in my career and the Arsenal project suits me.
It’s a young team that plays good football and fits my characteristics. I considered every scenario and made the decision. Sometimes you must accept when you are out of a project and that things come to an end.’
He made a quick entry into the arsenal team and was instrumental in their 4-2 victory over Aston Villa to put them two points clear on top of the premier league table.
Jorginho, in the interview, also opened up on how the Manchester City victory over the Gunners at the Emirates stadium in the premier league had affected the team.
‘No, if you look at the game, it was decided in the penalty boxes,
You can’t commit certain mistakes against these champions at this level. We made mistakes, and they punished us.
After the game, I was confident because we played well,
We forced Man City to play long balls and not many teams do that, so it means we did good things.
We were disappointed with the result and the mistakes, but we remained calm because we knew we’d made many good things. If we don’t believe in it now, then when?’