Weird twist as new Arsenal signing Jorginho could leave in summer

Jorginho, Arsenal (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Jorginho, Arsenal (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) /

Jorginho’s stay at Arsenal might be over before he can even blink…

Jorginho made his Arsenal debut this afternoon, replacing Thomas Partey in the second half of their loss to Everton. They were not the conditions Jorginho would’ve liked for his debut. But what’s even more concerning for fans is that he is already rumoured to leave the club.

Speaking on to the Talking Transfers Podcast, journalist Graeme Bailey has already predicted Jorginho will make the move back to Italy in summer, if he wins the league with Arsenal this season. This prediction comes in the same week he signed for the North London club.

I must admit, though, the scenario would not bewilder me as much as I first thought. Come to think of it, Jorginho is certainly a short-term option. He is 31 years old and does not want to end his career by playing on the bench consistently.

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As long as the squad role is clearly outlined and accepted by all parties, then Jorginho is good business for Arsenal. He adds a level of security and he proved today that he is a good option to have on the bench.

Before the deal went ahead, all it took was one midfield injury for Arsenal’s title hopes to be over, Now, if either Granit Xhaka or Thomas Partey pick up an injury (touch wood they don’t), then the Gunners have sufficient backup in Jorginho, who has experience playing for as part of winning clubs.

It would be nice if Jorginho did have a future at Arsenal, but youth isn’t always the first thing which springs to mind when a manager is assessing a transfer. Jorginho gives Arsenal what they need to win the title, and hopefully they will repay him by giving him that winners medal which has eluded him.

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Do you think Jorginho will leave Arsenal in the summer transfer window?