After being benched in the first few games of the season, Jorginho seems to have forced his way into Mikel Arteta’s starting eleven when I look at Arsenal’s past three starting lineups.
Out of the 900 minutes Jorginho might have played in the 10 games he was available for before the Manchester City match, he has only played 180 minutes for Arsenal.
However, in the last three games, things has drastically changed; he has only played 231 minutes out of 270.
The midfielder for the Italian national team may have shown Mikel Arteta that he can depend on him. And Arteta might be thinking, “Why change it if it’s working?”
Alongside Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard in midfield, the former Chelsea player has started “big games” against Manchester City, Chelsea, and Sevilla. His alliance with Martin Odegaard and Declan Rice has given the Arsenal midfield balance and domination.
Being Jorginho’s partner means that our summer record signing With the ball at his feet, Declan Rice has been allowed to express himself freely, showcasing his exceptional technical skill.
Arteta first suggested that Kai Havertz, Martin Odegaard, and Declan Rice would be his preferred midfield trio, but they struggled. But with Jorginho in the starting lineup in place of Havertz, Arteta might have discovered a potent midfield combination this year.
On Saturday, the Gunners will play Sheffield United in the English Premier League, and it wouldn’t surprise me if Jorginho starts.