“I told Barcelona board to help me take him out of Arsenal because Arteta is a baby coach and does not know how to manage this player”- Barcelona manager Xavi has chosen Arsenal’s Rolls Royce player of the Year as his top priority recruitment by January in order to demonstrate to Arteta who is the boss.
Barcelona has identified this Arsenal midfielder as a possible replacement for Xavi.
According to a recent ESPN story, Barcelona has selected Arsenal midfielder Jorginho as a target. The Catalan club is reportedly interested in signing the Italy international when he becomes a free agent next summer.
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Jorginho has been a valuable member of Mikel Arteta’s match-day squad this season, putting in a few excellent performances for the Gunners in the center of the park.
This season, the Italian star has made eight appearances for the North London club on all fronts.
Jorginho has spent the most of his time on the bench, which may explain why he only averages 0.7 tackles, 0.2 interceptions, and 0.2 clearances per game in the Premier League. He has, however, excelled at distributing possession from midfield, completing 93.8% of his attempted passes in top-flight football (data via whoscored).
Is Jorginho a good option for Barcelona manager Xavi?
Jorginho is a tough-tackling midfielder who can read the danger and get the ball back into his half for his team. When necessary, he will put his foot through the ball and is skilled at holding possession in the center of the field.
The Italian sensation is also an expert from the penalty spot. As a result, he would be a good short-term choice for Barcelona head coach Xavi next summer.
Jorginho, who is 31 years old, may yet have a few solid seasons left in him to play at a top level. As a result, it makes sense for the Catalan club to give him a shot when he becomes a free agent at the conclusion of the season. Jorginho has extensive experience at the highest level and will quickly adapt to life at the Nou Camp.