Chelsea Troll Arsenal With Jorginho’s Departure Statement

Chelsea Troll Arsenal With Jorginho’s Departure Statement

Elijah Odetokun
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:24 PM
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  • Chelsea and Arsenal's rivalry will not simmer down no matter the business they do together
  • The Blues made a sly dig at the Gunners after receiving £12m for Italian midfielder Jorginho
  • Arsenal fans are not too pleased with the gesture as it brought back a sad memory for them

The transfer window across the top 5 European leagues has closed but the drama and aftermath will be around for a very long time.

Chelsea and Arsenal did business yet again over the exchange of Italian midfield maestro Jorginho, but that did not stop the Blues from rubbing a past incident in the face of their London rivals.

Jorginho, Eden Hazard, Chelsea, UEFA Europa League, Arsenal, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Eden Hazard celebrating winning the Europa League after beating Arsenal 4-1 in 2019. Photos by Adam Davy/Arsenal FC.
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The announcement statement for Jorginho's transfer to Arsenal featured a paragraph reminiscing a European trophy Chelsea won in 2019 over their rival, as noted by Give Me Sport.

Chelsea troll Arsenal in Jorginho's statement

Chelsea has one of the best media and content teams in Europe and not even the departure of the media director for 14 years, Steve Atkins, as revealed by Chelsea has deterred their progress.

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Their content is carefully written and in their official statement of Jorginho's departure, they dedicated a paragraph to sending a message to rivals Arsenal, for their 4-1 UEFA Europa League win in 2019 over the Gunners, as well as talking about UEFA Champions League which Arsenal have not won before.

''Many of Jorginho’s best performances came in European competition. He starred in Baku at the end of his first season when we thumped Arsenal 4-1…,'' the paragraph reads.

Fans reactions to the statement

Of course, the Blues faithful's love the statement but it expectedly did not sit well with the Reds.

@suburbangooners tweeted:

Did we see such provocative language when Giroud left us for them? Of course not. There is class, then there is classless, then, right at the bottom plumbing the depths, is Chelsea.

@Sports_Predics wrote:

They are 9th talking as if they were top of the league

@UgoGodsweil wrote:

Must they use that word 'Thumped'

@reinforcedurban wrote:

This club lacks any sense of humor

@KingStarGlobals wrote:

Who asked you guys… Why trolling Arsenal?

@joelchelski wrote:

Class statement thumping Arsenal and talking about European glory


They shaded us. Wow. Small club mentality. Classless.

Jorginho reveals Arteta's long admiration

Sports Brief earlier reported that Arteta has admired Jorginho since 2020 and made attempts to sign the midfielder but was unsuccessful.

Jorginho revealed it was not possible then, not because of his wish but other factors involved which proves he has also been open to moving across London.

Had he moved when Arteta first came calling, he would have missed out on winning the three trophies Chelsea won under German manager Thomas Tuchel.

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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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