Chelsea midfielder Jorginho was a potential transfer target for Arsenal as Mikel Arteta wanted to strengthen his midfield. However, the Gunners signed Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid for £45m on the deadline day.
Speaking to ESPN Brazil, Jorginho shed some light onto Arsenal transfer link and stated “I believe that every player is open to negotiations. So I believe there was something they talked about. And in the end it was decided that I remain here. Now my head is here and we’re going to do a great job with Chelsea, which I always wanted to do.”
The midfielder was happy with Chelsea’s summer transfer activity and praised his new teammates. He said, “The players who arrived have great potential and can certainly help this club a lot. They’re already doing and will do much more. When there’s this high competition among the players, it turns out that the level of the team goes up, and when the level of the team goes up, the team ends up becoming better and even more competitive to reach the top.
So I believe that the arrival of these great players only brings good things and will certainly help the group and the club. It’s normal that you need time. How long did Liverpool work to win something? So I believe that every change, every beginning of a project, we need to believe in the project for it to bear fruit and bring results. So it’s normal that you need this working time.“
Jorginho also claimed Frank Lampard is doing an excellent job despite Chelsea’s defensive woes by stating, “He’s doing an excellent job and we’re certainly doing our best to bring results for everyone’s happiness.“