In a quick turn of events on deadline day, Arsenal have agreed a deal with Chelsea to sign midfielder Jorginho.
THE LOWDOWN: STRONG END TO THE WINDOW
Arsenal started the January transfer window quite slowly despite injuries to Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson.
However, the signings of Jakub Kiwior and Leandro Trossard have changed the mood around the Emirates and it was reported widely that an extra signing will be made before the window is shut.
Following the long-term injury sustained by Mohamed Elneny, the Gunners have been pushing for a deal to sign Moises Caicedo but Brighton have refused to sell and the North London outfit have now agreed terms with an Italian midfielder.
THE LATEST: THIRD JANUARY SIGNING
Arsenal have now agreed a deal to sign midfielder Jorginho from Chelsea.
The 31-year-old is expected to add some vital experience to the Arsenal midfield set-up as they continue to push for the Premier League title.
The Italian midfielder became an option after Brighton reluctantly rejected Arsenal’s improved bid for Caicedo.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal is worth £12m and the contract will be until 2024 with an option of a year.
Arteta was key to the deal and will finally link up with the midfielder after Jorginho’s failed move to Manchester City back in 2018.
He becomes the club’s third signing of the window after Kiwior and Trossard.
THE VERDICT: NECESSARY ADDITION
Arteta was desperate to bring in a new midfielder after the injury setback Elneny had. Although Caicedo was the first choice, ending up with Jorginho is pretty decent.
The Gunners needed an extra player as a backup to Thomas Partey and Jorginho is capable of filling in as a deputy when needed.