Arsenal to wait patiently for Jorginho


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Premier League giants Arsenal are being heavily linked with Napoli midfielder Jorginho as they prepare from the imminent departures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, according to the Guardian.

The Gunners are currently sitting fifth in the Premier League table after ten games, but two of their star players Sanchez and Ozil are set to depart the North London club as early as the January transfer window.

With two of his best players on the way out it is little surprise that Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for replacements, especially in the midfield. Granit Xhaka has been in poor form this season and talented Spaniard Santi Cazorla has been struggling with various injuries, so Arsenal are reportedly turning to Napoli playmaker Jorginho.

The versatile man has been a stalwart in the heart of the Italian club’s midfield and is in his fifth season at Napoli. Jorginho has excelled in the deep-lying playmaker role, but is perfectly capable of lining up as a box-to-box threat or ball-winning defensive midfielder.

With the necessary experience to break up play and regain possession, combined with the vision and range of passing required to start attacks from deep, Jorginho would make an excellent addition to an Arsenal side that has found central midfield to be an area of weakness in their recent history.