Turkish club Fenerbahce are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Jorginho.

According to journalist Arda Birben, Arsenal midfielder Jorginho is being targeted by Fenerbahce. 

Fenerbahce could launch a bid to sign the Italian in the coming days, as the transfer window remains open in Turkey.

Whether Arsenal would be willing to let Jorginho go is doubtful, though, as Mikel Arteta would have no means of bringing a replacement player in to the Emirates Stadium. 

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However, the 31-year-old himself may well be willing to push for an exit from the north London club. As reported by TRT Spor in August, Jorginho apparently told Arsenal that he wanted to leave. 

Despite this, the 48-cap Italy international remains at the club, and has been used by Arteta in the Premier League already this season. Most recently, Jorginho was brought on from the bench to help Arsenal see out their win against Manchester United. 

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Jorginho still needed at Arsenal

Arteta himself has been glowing in his praise of Jorginho since the player’s £12 million arrival from Chelsea in January 2023. The Spanish coach has called Jorginho “a phenomenal character…he has been really, really, really good for us,” as quoted by Metro.

Despite having had very limited game time so far this season, the player will get plenty of chances to shine throughout the campaign. Arsenal will be looking to compete strongly in all competitions this season and there will be plenty of games to play. Regular squad rotation will be key if the Gunners are to be successful, and that will mean that Jorginho gets his opportunities.

Even if Arsenal were recently willing to consider allowing Jorginho to leave, the injury to Thomas Partey has likely altered their plans. Arteta has confirmed that the Ghanaian is set for a period on the sidelines, and the prognosis “doesn’t look good,” as quoted by the club’s official website

With Partey unavailable, Jorginho’s importance within the squad becomes even more pronounced, and he simply cannot be allowed to depart at this point.

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