Does Jorginho wanting to leave mean Arsenal will still get another midfielder?

Jorginho has reportedly stated that he is willing to leave Arsenal, months after joining the club. Fernabahce, a Turkish giant, is interested in signing him. The Italian’s willingness to depart may come as a surprise given that he was widely expected to stay.

But, then again, Thomas Partey was heavily linked with a move away from Arsenal, but he appears to be staying, which may have made Jorginho choose to move on.

So, if with Jorginho departs, I can’t help but wonder: Should Arsenal “correct” their winter transfer debacle by letting him leave in order to get Moises Caicedo in, whom they desperately wanted? Or do they go out and bulldoze other Premier League teams, like Liverpool, in the Romeo Lavia transfer race?

With Jorginho leaving, there is no debate that Arsenal should sign another midfielder to deputise Thomas Partey, who has a poor injury record.

Caicedo would have been a fantastic addition to Arteta’s squad, but I doubt Arteta will be able to complete his swoop this summer. The Seagulls believe their midfield engine is worth the same as Declan Rice’s, and it is clear that Arsenal cannot afford to spend another £100 million on a signing this summer.

Signing Romeo Lavia appears to be a move Arteta and Edu can make. While Liverpool considers paying £50 million for his signing, Arsenal should give Southampton what they want and end up with one of the best midfields in, not only the English Premier League, but also Europe.

Darren N

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12 Comments

  1. I am not convinced Jorginho wants to leave. But if he leaves, we do need another midfield player. To me, it is obvious we will not go for Caicedo given his price tag. Lavia seems a good player, but is he a Jorginho replacement?

    We lost Xhaka and signed Rice, we need more depth in midfield because it is not clear to me who would replace Rice or Partey? Elneny? Havertz is not a replacement IMO for either Rice or Partey.

    Confusing times for me in terms of how Arteta views his preferred starting 11 for games against or toughest opponents. Does it include, like in the community shield, both Rice and Party? Or will it only have either Rice or Partey?

    1. I do not believe this rumour, but if it happened to be true,the guy to replace Jorginho as a good back up for Rice and Partey, could be Tyler Adams of Leeds who has a contract with a relatively modest buy out clause of £20m.I understand that Chelsea are showing interest in Adams but then they seem to be keen to buy so many.

    2. 3 midfield pivot
      Partey/rice/elnheny. Rice/havertz/ viera
      Odegard/ viera/ ESR/ havertz
      Selling Jorghinho won’t affect our depth. But yes as viera is still not reliable we can get midfielders if we get either viera or elnheny off the book first to balance the squad.

      1. But elneny doesn’t play, and if you had to pick between him and jorginho for an important game, I don’t think you’d go with elneny?
        It might also be the case that jorginho is a better fit for the DM role in our team than rice because he’s a much better passer/playmaker. You could argue he’s our second best option for dm
        So in terms of numbers we could maybe afford to lose jorginho, but in terms of depth of *quality*, I don’t think we can

      2. I don’t see Rice/Havertz/Viera as a midfield that would start for a team with PL winning aspirations.

  2. My idea about Arsenal sighning midfieder
    i prefer Lavia to replace joginho becouse we have a lot of game this season,like premier league and champion league or fa cup and carabao cup,
    pls we need a lot of midfieders thank u,

  3. My idea about Arsenal sighning midfieder
    i prefer Lavia to replace joginho becouse we have a lot of game this season,like premier league and champion league or fa cup and carabao cup,
    pls we need a lot of midfieders thank u,

  4. He didn’t say anything of the sort. Turkish media did. Since which time he has said he DOES NOT want to leave.

  5. He should see plenty of minutes in cup competition and we need him because he is an excellent penalty taker. One penalty may be all it takes to progress to next round

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