Rival Fans Mock Former Chelsea Midfielder Jorginho After Completing Arsenal Move

Rival Fans Mock Former Chelsea Midfielder Jorginho After Completing Arsenal Move

Elijah Odetokun
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:24 PM
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  • Chelsea midfielder Jorginho made a shock move across London to join Arsenal on transfer deadline day
  • The move came hours before Chelsea got the breakthrough for Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez
  • A viral video of the Italian from 2019 has surfaced which has made rival fans mock his signing

Transfer deadline day always comes with a lot of surprise moves which begs the question, are the players in the club's plans before probably as a plan B, C or D or they were just emergency moves.

It did not start yesterday and certainly would not end yesterday, even for the summer window, which is a lengthy one, deadline day still remains very busy and will continue to be.

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Jorginho completed a shock move from Chelsea to Arsenal on deadline day. Photos by ChelseaFC/arsenal.com
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Former Chelsea midfielder Jorginho completed a shock move to London rivals Arsenal yesterday. The story began and developed quickly with both clubs confirming later in the afternoon, as reported by ESPN.

PL referee outruns Jorginho

The 31-year-old Italian midfielder is certainly not the fastest player, but fans were even more amazed at the fact that a referee outran him while his team was being hit by a counterattack, as noted by Daily Star.

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The £12m player, signed after Moises Caicedo move failed as noted by Mirror, was in the final stages of a 2-1 loss to Liverpool in 2019 was outpaced by 37-year-old Premier League referee Michael Oliver which was unbelievable as he was the defensive midfielder who should protect the defence.

Fans reaction to Jorginho's speed

The former Napoli midfielder spent four and half years at Chelsea and the majority of the criticism he received from the fans was centred around his speed and physicality..

@victory_olaleye wrote:

It's the energy he put into the run for me ��������

@SamsunTy wrote:

And this is the guy people are crying about enzo is an absolute upgrade. One of the best midfielders in the new generation

@brodd003 wrote:

how is someone even this slow?

@stanleflash tweeted:

Man put his head down to activate NOS boost and the ref was still tearing away ��������

@CFC_Matt__ wrote:

Best believe bro was running at top speed

According to a research paper by NCBI, European referees cover an average of 11.6km per match, while according to Squawka, Jorginho's average distance per game is around 11.3km per match, and according to SpeedsDB, he had a top speed of 28.10km/hr in 2022.

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Jorginho captaining Chelsea in his final game against Liverpool at Anfield. Photo by Chelsea FC.
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Jorginho joins legendary list

Sports Brief earlier reported that Jorginho joined a list of players to have played for the two London clubs after making his shock exit from Stamford Bridge.

Brazilian winger Willian was the recent player to make a switch from West London to North London at the end of his career and is back at Chelsea's backyard with Fulham.

William Gallas, Petr Cech and David Luiz are the other three most recent footballers to wear the blue and red jerseys of the London rivals.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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