Arsenal are yet to win a Premier League game after they signed Italian and former Chelsea midfielder Jorginho from Chelsea.
The Premier League title hopefuls made a shock deadline swoop to sign Jorginho after failing to reach agreement with Brighton for Moises Caicedo.
Mikel Arteta originally planned to bring in Moises Caicedo to bolster the Gunners’ midfield. Chelsea were also interested in the Ecuadorian midfield sensation.
After Chelsea submitted a £55m offer for the player and was rejected by Brighton, the Blues made no further attempt but reawakened interest in Enzo Fernandez, and finally landed the Argentine World Cup winner in the final hours.
Meanwhile, Arsenal had pressed on for Moises Caicedo. Their first £60m bid for Caicedo was rejected. They submitted a second bid to the tune of £70m but was also rejected again.
Having sold Leandro Trossard to the Gunners, Brighton insisted Moises Caicedo was not for sale. Meanwhile, Caicedo was pushing for a move and have gone ranting on his social media handle asking to leave the club.
The Seagulls then clampdown on the Ecuadorian, barring him from training and excluding him from the club’s clash against Liverpool.
The Seagulls’ body language was well read by Mikel Arteta. They were not ready to sell again after letting Leandro Trossard leave. Hence, Arteta rushed to broker a deal with Chelsea to sign Jorginho on transfer deadline day.
Chelsea were open to the departure of Jorginho, having brought in the likes of Mudryk, Enzo Fernandez, and Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, the 31-year-old was in the last six months of his Chelsea contract and was open to an exit from Stamford Bridge.
Mikel Arteta easily broker a deal with the London rivals to sign the midfield veteran for £12m on a one-and-a-half-year-contract with an option for an extension.
Jorginho got to a nightmare start with his new club after coming on as a substitute against Everton at Goodison Park.
After a goalless first half, Everton’s Tarkowski rose above Martin Oddegard to nod home a winner for the home side.
Tarkowski’s header came just a minute after Jorginho was subbed on in the game in the 59th minute.
While Tarkowski’s header gave Sean Dyche a brilliant start to his Everton reign, Jorginho suffered a nightmare Arsenal debut, as Gunners drop all three points at Goodison Park.
Arsenal hosted Brentford in their next game since signing Jorginho, and the match ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw.
After new signing from Brighton Leandro Trossard put the Gunners ahead in the 62nd minute, Ivan Toney equalised for the Bees to force the Premier League leaders to drop points again.
However, Jorginho was benched in the game against Brentford, but he has gotten to a disappointing start with the Gunners in their push for the Premier League title.
Jorginho will be hoping to make his home debut for the Gunners as Mikel Arteta battles his ex-boss Pep Guardiola in a crunch Premier League tie that will likely decide the destination of the 2022/23 Premier League trophy.