BREAKING: Chelsea star joins Arsenal in shock move

Jorginho - joins Arsenal from Chelsea
Jorginho - joins Arsenal from Chelsea

Arsenal have officially announced the shock arrival of a new midfielder from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

The Gunners have signed Italy international Jorginho on a deal until 2024, one that includes an option to extend for a further year.

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With the central midfielder's contract at Stamford Bridge having been due to expire in June this year, the Blues are said to have pocketed £12 million (R258 million) from the transfer.

The former Napoli playmaker completed a medical on Friday, and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is said to have been a key factor in the transfer, per journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The 31-year-old enjoyed a largely successful four-and-a-half seasons in west London, where he won a handful of titles, including the UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup, as well as the UEFA The Best Player in Europe award in 2021.

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He also finished third in the 2021 Ballon d'Or award rankings.

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