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Oleksandr Zinchenko reaction to Jorginho arriving at Arsenal caught on camera

Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko has been caught on camera welcoming new signing Jorginho to the Emirates.

He joined the Gunners in a £12m move from Chelsea on transfer deadline day, a welcome boost to their team ahead of the run-in.




Arsenal are currently five points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand.

They are well-placed to win a first league title for 19 years, with Zinchenko having been instrumental their charge to the top of the table.

He will hope Jorginho can have a similar impact, though the Italian midfielder is expected to mainly serve as a back-up to Mikel Arteta’s first-choice midfield.

Jorginho arrived at Arsenal’s training ground on deadline day to complete his transfer move. The North London side have released a behind the scenes video of the player’s first day as a Gunner.




The cameras captured a nice moment between Zinchenko & Jorginho as the duo crossed paths. As the former Chelsea star went to walk through a door, Zinchenko was on the other side, with both stepping back to let the other cross.

Then Zinchenko put his arms out to indicate Jorginho should go first. As he passed, the former Manchester City player patted him on the back & has a wide grin on his face.

Upon joining Arsenal, Jorginho admitted his delight at getting the chance to work with Arteta. And he insisted his focus was on helping Arsenal end their long wait for a Premier League title.

“He was a big influence because I know that he tried a few times to get me before and it didn’t happen due to other reasons, not because of my wishes. So of course, he had a big influence,” he said.

“I’m very excited for this new challenge, and I just can’t wait to be on the pitch to be honest! Everything has happened so fast. I was a bit surprised, but I took the opportunity of this amazing challenge.

“It’s an important shirt. It’s an amazing club, a big one, and I’m really excited and happy to be here. Even in pre-season we had a friendly match, and I could feel and see that Arsenal would do very well this season.




“I’ll try to just bring positive energy, hard work and my experience to help the team. It’s what I always bring with me. I try just to help with the experience I’ve had in my time with the other clubs and anything I can do just to help the team to achieve more and more, that’s my target.”

Jorginho is in line to make his debut on Saturday lunchtime when Arsenal travel to Everton. Arteta’s men can temporarily pull eight points clear of closest challengers Manchester City with a win.

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