The Italian is looking to the experience of collecting trophies aplenty in 2021 to help guide Mikel Arteta’s team to glory

Jorginho will be a manager one day, according to Mikel Arteta. “If he wants to … he has every quality to do so,” the Arsenal manager says, of the player he describes as “one of the most intelligent I have coached”. For now, though, the midfield metronome will have to make do with the role of unofficial assistant coach as Arsenal seek to go one step further than last season and win the Premier League.

When the club signed Jorginho from Chelsea in January for an initial £10m, there were eyebrows raised, not least from the player himself, mainly because of the speed of the deal. Arsenal had been trying to sign Mois├ęs Caicedo from Brighton and failed. So they made a sharp sidestep and added Jorginho, who had six months remaining on his contract.

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