Arsenal have completed the signing of Italian midfielder Jorginho from Chelsea, and the player has expressed his delight at the move and the opportunity to work with manager Mikel Arteta.

Arteta and Jorginho via
Arteta and Jorginho via

Jorginho, who joined Chelsea from Napoli in 2018, has been a mainstay in the Chelsea midfield over the past few seasons.

Despite his consistent performances, he was reportedly surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, and a move to Arsenal has given him the chance to continue his Premier League career.

In an interview with the club’s official website, Jorginho spoke about his excitement at the move and his admiration for Arteta. He said, “He 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.

“It’s an important shirt. It’s an amazing club, a big one, and I’m really excited and happy to be here.”

Jorginho’s move to Arsenal is seen as a boost for the club, which has struggled for consistency in recent seasons. The player’s experience and technical ability are expected to add a new dimension to the Arsenal midfield, and his arrival will provide a welcome boost to the squad.

Arteta, who has been instrumental in bringing Jorginho to the club, expressed his delight at the signing. He said, “Jorginho is a midfield player with intelligence, deep leadership skills and a huge amount of Premier League and international experience. Jorginho has won in his career, but he still has the hunger and huge willingness to contribute here.

“We are so pleased to sign Jorginho and welcome him and his family to the club.”

As the January transfer window comes to a close, the signing of Jorginho is seen as a positive move for Arsenal, and the player’s arrival is expected to bring a new level of competitiveness to the team.

Fans will be eager to see how Jorginho fits into the team and how he can help the club achieve its goals for the rest of the season.