Arsenal have had their offer for Jorginho rejected by Napoli, as Arsenal attempt to bulk their squad at the business end of the season before the January transfer window closes.
The Express reported that Arsene Wenger’s attempted move for the Brazilian was ‘rebuffed’ by the Serie A side.
Arsenal have been scouting Jorginho through 2015 but their chances of signing the midfielder suffered a setback when the 24-year old signed a two-year contract extension with the current Serie A leaders. The Gunners currently have an all too predictable lengthy injury list and cover in the middle of the park has become thin. Arsenal have added Mohamed Elneny to the squad this window in an attempt to compensate but have had no such luck with Jorginho thus far.
The odds of the move to the north London club happening this window have grown increasingly unlikely amid reports Jorginho’s agent had this to say regarding his future.
In June we had offers to leave, but (sporting director Cristiano) Giuntoli and (coach Maurizio) Sarri immediately put their trust in him.
The best gift Jorginho can give the coach is to play at his peak and repay that trust.
Napoli for life? Napoli have a similar philosophy to Barcelona, buy players at around 21 and improve them so you can reap the rewards five years down the line.
Arsenal’s recent form has become a cause for concern for some fans of late, after picking up two points from a possible nine in their previous three fixtures.
New additions to supplement the current squad may be just what the Arsenal squad needs this window to finally go the distance in the competition that has eluded them for over a decade now.