When he arrived at Arsenal, Jorginho was met with a mixed reception, but he has gone on to have an extremely positive impact and let his performances on the pitch do the talking.
In his four months at the club, Jorginho started eight games and featured six times from the bench, and there were calls throughout the season for him to be used more, with such calls being justified by his end-of-season performances.
3 reasons Jorginho could be a key player next season
Few players can read the game like Jorginho and continuously want it at their feet. He’s a tempo setter and was one of the first to earn the classic regista title for that reason.
In the current crop of Arsenal players, only Oleksandr ZInchenko has that quality of continuously showing, recycling, keeping play moving, and demanding the ball; traits which are all crucial in big games.
With William Saliba expected to be back for pre-season, Arsenal will once again be playing with a high line, meaning Jorginho will have two big centre-backs right behind him, which significantly reduces the distances between him and his teammates.
Those short distances allow him to dictate and coach on the pitch, as he always has options to pass to, which essentially allows him to work the pitch like a chess board and manoeuvre his team up the park one touch at a time, by working the triangles in the middle.
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