Arsenal offers Jorginho new contract

May 1, 2024

Jorginho is set to sign the new deal that Arsenal has given him.

In January 2023, Jorginho signed an 18-month contract with the option of an additional year, after joining the team from Chelsea for £12 million ($14.8 million).

The 32-year-old, who has featured 35 times for Arsenal this season across all competitions, has been an essential element of Mikel Arteta’s team since his arrival.

Thomas Partey, another defensive midfielder whose contract expires in June 2025, is still a mystery, but the Ghanaian international has been back to full fitness after missing several months due to a hamstring injury, and he was instrumental in last week’s victories over Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Edu Gaspar, the sporting director of Arsenal, and Jason Ayto, his assistant, traveled to Saudi Arabia last week for what is reportedly a “meet-and-greet” trip. The purpose of the trip was to familiarize themselves with relevant Saudi Pro League (SPL) personnel and procedures, rather than to discuss specific players and possible deals.
In contrast, Arteta has recently praised Jorginho without holding back. In February, after Arsenal defeated Liverpool 3-1, Arteta said:

“For all the kids at the club, if you want to look at somebody, just look at him.

He’s won everything but you ask him not to play or play one minute last week he’s happy to go there. Ask him to play 90 minutes at that rhythm and he’s able to do that. I’m really lucky to have players like this.

“It’s a game that I had in my mind. I was imagining how much we were going to need him. He’s a really intelligent player, his biggest quality is that he makes the people around him better. He connects everybody. I think he was man of the match.”