Mikel Arteta Actively and passively insisted on the need to Team promotion in the winter market to fight for They retained the lead in the Premier League in the second half of the season. He wanted a winger, and although the first choice was Mykhailo Modric, they brought him Leandro Trossard (Brighton).
Jakub Kiwior (Spezia) also arrived to stiffen the rear axle. However, Arteta’s priority was the midfielder. In fact, the “gunners” were ready to “throw the house out the window.” According to Fabrizio Romano, they offered 80 million, including bonuses, for Moiss Caicedo…but Brighton turned them down.
This forced him to take an alternate path Crystallized with Jorge Luiz Filho’s signature “Jorginho” (Imbituba, 1991). The Brazilian, who pleases Arteta very much, terminated his contract in June and He stopped in the Emirates for 13.5 million euros.
The former midfielder from Hellas Verona and Napoli, who admires Arteta very much, Signed until 2024 with the option to extend the contract for another year.
The Italian international (46 appearances, 5 goals) continued to form the starting line-up at Chelsea however It has lost some of its relevance since Potter’s arrival. He has played a total of 25 matches this season, scoring three goals. He was substituted eight times and on five other occasions he came on as a substitute.