"Deal signed..." - Romano confirms Arsenal transfer on deadline day
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Arsenal winger Marquinhos has signed a deal to join Norwich City on loan until the end of the season, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
The 19-year-old joined the Emirates from Sao Paulo last summer in a move worth around £3million. However, he has made just six appearances since his arrival.
His only competitive goal came in the Europa League during Arsenal's 2-1 win over FC Zurich Switzerland. He also found the net in the Gunners' 4-2 defeat to Watford during a friendly in December.
Mikel Arteta was reportedly keen to send the Brazilian on loan to gain some more experience, so long as they signed another attacking player.
And having signed Leandro Trossard from Brighton earlier this month, the Gunners boss is willing to let him leave.
Reports of Marquinhos' exit emerged on Monday, after journalist Ryan Taylor tweeted that a medical had been scheduled in East Anglia.
Romano: "Deal signed"
Now, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has confirmed the news.
He tweeted: "Deal signed between Arsenal and Norwich for Marquinhos. Loan move completed as medical also done and official statement to follow.
"Documents are being exchanged as Marquinhos becomes Norwich player as Ryan Taylor called."
Arteta is also said to want to sign a midfielder this January, following concerns that Mohamed Elneny could be out for a long time through injury.
In a surprise turn of events, Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is thought to be on his way to North London, with personal terms agreed.
Romano tweeted: "Jorginho to Arsenal, here we go! Deal agreed on £12m fee, Chelsea accept conditions and documents are being prepared.
"Personal terms agreed, contract until 2024 with option further year.
"First contact revealed yesterday night — medical booked. Arteta, key factor."
The signing is likely to mean that Arsenal will halt their pursuit of Moises Caicedo, according to David Ornstein, after Brighton rejected the league leaders' advances.
Find out the latest on Jorginho's move to Arsenal along with all the other deadline day news in our live-blog.
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Topics: Arsenal, Norwich City, Premier League, EFL Championship, Football, Transfers
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