Arsenal could grant standout midfielder a new contract extension

  • Arsenal have granted a few contract extensions lately
  • Edu Gaspar is not done yet, though
  • A standout midfielder could be in line for a new deal

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Arsenal have been in exceptional form, not only on the pitch but off the pitch too. Edu Gaspar is cooking an absolute feast at the Emirates Stadium, with Ben White AND Takehiro Tomiyasu both the beneficiaries of new contracts in the past week.

Well, Edu is not done there. As an efficient sporting director who always has one eye on the future, he is eyeing a new deal for a player whose contract expires in 2024. That player is Jorginho.

The Italian midfielder has been in exceptional form of late, with key performances coming in the Premier League and the Champions League. He is an experienced midfielder with tonnes of technical ability - His composure in the midfield certainly being a standout factor in some Arsenal matches this calendar year.

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Arsenal could grant standout midfielder a new contract extension

According to Football Insider, Arsenal have noticed the excellent form of Jorginho and would like to reward him with a new contract. It is believed the club has learned of Jorginho's wishes to extend his stay by two years, a wish they are willing to grant. Currently, Jorginho is only under contract until this summer, after signing for 18 months in the January transfer window last year.

Fans didn't expect much of Jorginho when he first signed, I think that's fair to say. He was viewed as a stop-gap signing and a short-term solution for a longer-term problem.

Perhaps the biggest compliment to Jorginho is that now his contract is coming to an end, fans want him to stay. While he may not start every game, he always gives his all and he is one of the most valuable squad members for Mikel Arteta.

Not many players can impact the game like Jorginho can. During high-pressure moments, Jorginho is often the player Arteta calls upon because he has an incredible ability to slow a game down, in the best possible way. His composure is second-to-none and he would certainly justify a two-year contract extension.

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Do you think Arsenal should tie Jorginho down to a new contract?