Fans Joke on Arsenal Being Banter Club Again after Jorginho Scores Bizarre Own Goal

Fans Joke on Arsenal Being Banter Club Again after Jorginho Scores Bizarre Own Goal

Rene Otinga
updated at July 14, 2023 at 7:26 AM
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  • Jorginho netted an own goal from 30 yards during Arsenal’s pre-season friendly
  • The own goal initially came from a mistake from Gunners goalie Karl Hei
  • Bukayo Saka had given the Gunners the lead in the 7th minute

Arsenal’s pass-master Jorginho put himself in the line of fire after scoring a bizarre own goal on Thursday, July 13 in a friendly against Nurnberg in Germany.

The own goal came as a result of a defensive mix-up as the former Chelsea star passed the ball into his own net from 30 yards.

Substitute goalkeeper Karl Hein was partly to blame as he passed the ball to Jorrginho when the Italian was under immense pressure.

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Jorginho of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on May 02, 2023 in London, England. Photo by Alex Pantling.
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Jorginho, however also matched the carelessness of the goalie as his pass back to Hein went past the Estonian and helplessly rolled into the net to give Nurnberg the leveller.

The incident occurred in the 62nd minute, cancelling a brilliant opening goal from Bukayo Saka, as reported on The Sun.

Saka had given the Gunners the lead inside seven minutes as he cut back from the wing before whipping in a low shot which went past everyone in the box.

After the 62nd-minute own goal, both sides could not find the winner as the game ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

Here are some reactions from fans after the own goal:

@jushyy said:

"I see that fraud from chelsea is still at it."

@Adania added:

"I just hope arteta will not make biggest mistake of his life by letting partey and keeping Jorginho and that Harvetz."

While @realTMO said:

"Bro isn’t even trying to hide it,"

@ohMaxi joked:

"Can’t even win against a 2. bundesliga side but begging for Bayern in CL group stage."

Jorginho’s error came as Arsenal fans continue to wait on the Declan Rice deal, as it has now been well over a week since it was reported that the two clubs had agreed on a £105m deal.

Another notable event from the game was the debut of Kai Havertz, who recently signed a deal at the Emirates from Chelsea.

Thomas Partey, who has been linked with an exit from Arsenal, was also given the nod.

How Arsenal are avoiding potential bans

Sports Brief also reported on how Arsenal are avoiding potential bans despite the club’s heavy spending this summer.

This is the third consecutive summer in which Arsenal strayed from a modest approach to transfer windows and splashed money on targets.

The Gunners’ major advantage is their second-place finish and qualification to the UCL. That alone is set to attract at least €30mil without kicking a ball, while a higher-placed finish in the EPL means more revenue.

The other thing that will play in the Gunners' favour is a term Chelsea's new owners are fond of called amortisation. The full amount used to buy a player won't be reflected in the same financial year.

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