Jorginho finally reveals why he left Chelsea for Arsenal in January

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Premier League rivals Arsenal signed Italy midfielder Jorginho from Chelsea for £12m on deadline day.

Jorginho has admitted that Gunners boss Mikel Arteta was one one of the reasons he joined Arsenal. He also admitted he knew he was no longer part of Chelsea’s plans.

“It’s one of the reasons, surely,” Jorginho told DAZN. “He called me and it was all very quick, we made the deal in less than 48 hours.

“I had spoken to Chelsea and I knew I was no longer part of their plans. I wanted to progress in my career and the Arsenal project suits me.

“It’s a young team that plays good football and fits my characteristics. I considered every scenario and made the decision.

“Sometimes you must accept when you are out of a project and that things come to an end.”