Jorginho spotted in Arsenal shirt for first time as squad number leaked
Orginho has been spotted in Arsenal colors for the first time since completing his surprise £12million move from Chelsea on deadline day.
Early images circulating on social media ahead of the club’s official announcement also appear to show the Italian midfielder will wear the No.20 shirt in north London, after agreeing an 18-month deal to swap Stamford Bridge for England. ‘Emirates Stadium.
Jorginho was expected to be out of contract at Chelsea this summer and becomes Arsenal’s coveted midfield signing to close out the January window after Brighton rejected two offers for prime target Moises Caicedo worth up to £70m of pounds sterling.
The 31-year-old will become the third signing of the month for Mikel Arteta, following £26million winger Leandro Trossard and £20million defender Jakub Kiwior, who arrived from Brighton and Spezia respectively in Serie A the last week.
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Jorginho could make his debut for Arsenal on Saturday as the Premier League leaders travel to face Everton at Goodison Park and bolster Arsenal’s options in the middle with Mohamed Elneny likely to struggle to play again this season due to a serious knee injury.