Jorginho rubbishes transfer rumours, says he's 'very happy' at Arsenal
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Jorginho has revealed he is committed to Arsenal despite rumours linking him with a move away.
The Italian penned a year-long contract on transfer deadline day in January, sealing a £12 million move from Chelsea.
He was soon thrust into the starting 11 following an injury to Thomas Partey and established himself as a key member of Mikel Arteta's midfield.
“To be honest, I was surprised but really happy by how welcome I was, how (Arsenal) treated me when I came in,” Jorginho told the Evening Standard.
But with Declan Rice tipped for a move to the Emirates, Jorginho is among the players rumoured with an exit.
Although Jorginho has since rubbished claims linking him with a move, insisting he is happy in north London.
Jorginho rubbishes transfer rumours
Speaking an interview with the Evening Standard, Jorginho said: “I’m very happy to stay at Arsenal to be honest. Those rumours, I’m not sure who was behind it, to be honest, but nothing at the moment has happened to me. I’m quite happy where I am."
Should Arsenal manage to secure Rice's services, Jorginho may struggle to keep his place in the first team but would provide useful cover during the Gunners' busy Champions League schedule.
Meanwhile, midfield duo Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka have been heavily rumoured with departures this summer, meaning Arteta may be all the more keen to keep Jorginho.
Indeed, former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour labelled Jorginho the club's best signing.
He told the Metro: “Jorginho has done a good job in midfield. He’s got good experience for the money [Arsenal paid].
“I’m going off the value of the players signed. Trossard has also been an excellent signing. Jesus leads the line very well.
“But probably for the money they spent and the experience they got, which they needed, as well as a backup in midfield, I would go for Jorginho. For the last two or three games he has been really good.
“You can’t buy experience. He knows what needs to be done to win trophies. Zinchenko has been excellent as well.”