Arsenal ‘interested in shock move for Chelsea star Jorginho’ as Mikel Arteta aims for midfield reinforcements as Gunners continue to track Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey
- Arsenal are interested in making a shock move for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho
- The Gunners are continuing to track both Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey
- Jorginho has played both Premier League matches for Chelsea this season
Arsenal are showing interest in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho as their search for midfield reinforcements continues.
The Gunners had identified Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey as their main targets for the summer window, but they are yet to make any kind of breakthrough with either.
However, Jorginho has now emerged as a target for manager Mikel Arteta, according to Sky Sports.
Arsenal are showing interest in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho as they search for midfielders
The Gunners need midfielders with Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendzouzi out of favour
The Arsenal boss was part of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City set-up when they wanted to sign the Italian from Napoli back in 2018.
However, Jorginho opted to follow his manager Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea instead and remains in their midfield options under Frank Lampard.
The 28-year-old has started both Premier League matches this season for Chelsea, but has tough competition for places with N’Golo Kante, Matteo Kovacic and Billy Gilmour all specialising in the deeper-lying role too.
Lyon’s Houssem Aouar has been a target for Arsenal during the window with no breakthrough
The Gunners have also been lomg-term admirers of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey
Arteta was part of Manchester City’s set-up when they almost signed Jorginho in 2018
Arsenal’s current midfield options are slightly less strong than their London rivals, with the likes of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi falling out of favour under Arteta’s reign.
Chelsea’s No 5 joined from the Serie A side in the summer of 2018 for £50m, plus a potential £7m in add ons.
He has made 100 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 10 goals as the sides designated penalty taker.