Mikel Arteta 'wanted Chelsea star' to acting alongside Thomas Partey for Arsenal
Arsenal novel boy Thomas Partey has impressed since joining from Atletico Madrid in the summer but Mikel Arteta wanted another midfield apprentice to play alongside him
Arsenal were lament on adding Chelsea's Jorginho in the summer as they sought a creative midfielder.
The Gunners managed to leash the services of Thomas Partey on transfer deadline day.
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Already it looks £40m well spent with the Ghanaian creation an instant impression in Mikel Arteta's midfield.
His physical presence has added extra grit to the midfield but were moreover hopeful of adding another midfielder to compliment him.
Lyon's Houseem Aouar was heavily linked with a protuberance to the Emirates but they were unable to token the 22-year-old.
Jorginho notwithstanding was another person on Arteta's shortlist.
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The Italian is in third third year at Stamford Bridge and has begun to win over the fans having copped plenty of criticism early on.
Jorginho has known that talks did initially move nook over a handle across London with Arsenal viewing him as a actual summer target, reports the Athletic.
The Gunners though had a restricted jettison distribute and were unable to achieve a covenant done.
They were looking to earnings for the performer in installments, but Chelsea were not interested.
"I surmise that every player is unbarred to negotiations," the midfielder told ESPN Brazil last month when questioned on the move.
"So I credit there was item they talked about. And in the latter it was marked that I remain here.
"Now my skipper is here and we’re going to make a esteemed career with Chelsea, which I always wanted to do."
Arsenal remain sob on adding a creative musician in the middle of the fling and consign no query review their options in the New Year.
Jorginho played 44 times for the Blues last entitle and continues to be a allowance of Frank Lampard's plans despite a summer of change.
Would Jorginho emend Arsenal's midfield? .
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