- Jorginho brought in to boost midfield
- £12m transfer fee
- Signs 18-month contract
WHAT HAPPENED? The midfielder was unveiled on Tuesday, and the Gunners were quick to share their positive feelings about his arrival.
WHAT THEY SAID: “Jorginho is an established professional with a strong mentality who brings quality and experience into our squad," Edu told Arsenal's official website. "He is a player who fits our style of play, and he joins us at a very good moment where he can contribute in a key position to help maintain our momentum. We welcome Jorginho to Arsenal.”
Arteta added: "Jorginho has won in his career, but he still has the hunger and huge willingness to contribute here."
THE BIGGER PICTURE: While Jorginho's deal runs for 18 months, Arsenal inserted a clause that allows them to extend the contract by another year if they choose. That means the 31-year-old could spend the remainder of his prime years at the Emirates Stadium.
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WHAT NEXT FOR JORGINHO? The Italian could be in action this Saturday against Everton.