'No Way' - Exclusive: Campbell reacts to Athletic's big Arsenal transfer reveal
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is “not the answer” for Arsenal and the club should not re-attempt to sign him in 2021.
The is according to former Gunner Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about the prospect of Mikel Arteta’s side raiding their London rivals for the 28-year-old.
The Athletic revealed last Thursday that Jorginho was one of Arsenal’s top three summer targets along with Thomas Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar.
The report claims the club hoped to sign two of the three aforementioned targets using an instalment-based payment structure
However, when the transfer window ended the only arrival at the Emirates was that of Partey from Atletico Madrid in a £45million deal.
When asked by Football Insider if he thought his former club should revisit the signing of Jorginho in 2021, Campbell said: “No, Arsenal should not try to sign him.
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“They have got Thomas Partey now. I do not see where Jorginho would play.
“He is in no way better than Thomas Partey, that is for sure.
“I think Jorginho was an alternative to Partey. I do not think that Jorginho is the answer.”
Jorginho still has three-years remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge having penned a five-year contract upon his arrival from Napoli in July 2018.
Frank Lampard has utilised the Italy international on 12 occasions this campaign, 10 times from the start and twice from the bench.