Jorginho Trolls Enzo Fernandez in Cryptic Post After Helping Arsenal Beat Chelsea

Jorginho Trolls Enzo Fernandez in Cryptic Post After Helping Arsenal Beat Chelsea

Martin Moses
updated at May 4, 2023 at 7:46 AM
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  • Jorginho appeared to take a swipe at Enzo Fernandez after Chelsea's game against Arsenal
  • Fernandez replaced Jorginho in January after he moved to the title-chasing Gunners
  • In his first reunion with his former club, the Italian midfielder came out on top

Football fans are convinced that Jorginho took a brutal swipe at Enzo Fernandez minutes after helping Arsenal beat Chelsea on May 2.

Jorginho lasted almost the entire 90 minutes as his current side inflicted a 3-1 loss to his former side to keep themselves in the title conversation.

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Jorginho skips past Enzo Fernandez during Arsenal's game against Chelsea on May 2. Photo by David Price.
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The midfielder was in for the rested Thomas Partey and slotted in well alongside skipper Martin Odegaard and Granit Xhaka. The last two combined for Arsenal's first two goals.

The Italian dictated the tempo of the game well, with Arsenal threatening to run away with the game after scoring three times inside the first 35 minutes. His minutes have been limited since he made the switch from West London to North London in January.

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After the game, he uploaded a series of pictures on Instagram, with one showing Fernandez lying on the turf as Jorginho made his way with the ball. Ironically, Fernandez was signed after Jorginho's departure for a British record fee, and he has since taken over his role at Chelsea.

The World Cup-winning midfielder also took Jorginho's former number 5 jersey, but on Tuesday, he struggled to keep up with Arsenal's tempo. The Argentine has so far shown glimpses of his talent in what has been a very enduring four months since he arrived.

The loss was Chelsea's sixth on the trot under caretaker manager Frank Lampard. Arsenal went back to the top of the table momentarily but were displaced again following Manchester City's 3-0 defeat of West Ham a night later.

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The Ukrainian came on in the 71st minute of the Premier League clash with the scores already 3-1 and could do little to undo the damage dealt by the Gunners.

A first-half brace from Martin Odegaard and a goalmouth shot from Gabriel Jesus gave Arsenal a first-half lead, with Noni Madueke's second-half goal a consolation.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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