Italian international Jorginho has joined us from Chelsea.
The 31-year-old midfielder, who has made 143 Premier League appearances, joins us with extensive experience in both club and international football.
In addition to making almost 500 club appearances during his career, he became a regular in the Italian national team for over five years, making 46 appearances and winning the 2020 Euros with his country.
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Since joining Chelsea, Jorginho has been a fixture in his Premier League side and won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
He started his youth academy at Italian club Verona, where he spent four seasons in the first-team, making 96 appearances before moving to Serie A side Napoli. There he won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana in 2014 and made 160 appearances in his four seasons with the club. Find out more about his life to date
Alluding to Director Edu, he said: “Jorginho is a reliable professional with a strong mind who brings quality and experience to our squad.
“He is a player who fits our style of play and joins us at a very good moment where he can contribute in a key position to maintain our momentum. We welcome Jorginho to the arsenal.”
Manager Mikel Arteta added: “Jorginho is a midfielder with intelligence, high leadership skills and a huge amount of league and international experience. Jorginho has won in his career, but he still has hunger and a great desire to contribute here.
“We are now delighted to sign Jorginho and welcome him and his family to the club.”
Jorginho will wear the number 20 shirt (like Jorginho’s shirt now) and immediately link up with his new teammates ahead of Saturday’s match at Verton.
Everyone welcomes Jorginho to the club.
The transfer is subject to completion of regular procedures.
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