Mikel Arteta warned Jorgingo won’t fit into Arsenal’s style of play

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Former Rangers striker Ally McCoist has warned Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta that Jorginho won’t fit into Arsenal’s style of play.

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Chelsea to sign Jorginho for £12million, with the Italian international signing a one-and-a-half-year contract with the Gunners.

“I don’t see it as a great move,” McCoist told talkSPORT.

“Nothing to do financially, I actually think Chelsea are getting the better deal because I think he changes the way Arsenal play in that midfield, which is high energy.

“[Thomas] Partey, [Martin] Odegaard and [Granit] Xhaka have been excellent. Talented, yes, top quality, but I think he [Jorginho] plays the game at a different pace than what Arsenal want to play at right now.

“I don’t think Jorginho is going to Arsenal thinking he’s going to be a squad player. He’s not going to leave one club where he’s sitting on the bench and be happy sitting on the bench at another.”