Arsenal has successfully extended the contract of midfielder Jorginho, solidifying the Italy international's stay at the club amid a pivotal period in their Premier League campaign. The 32-year-old, who transitioned from Chelsea in January 2023 with an initial 18-month deal, has now committed to a "short-term deal" that will see him continue to bring his experience to a youthful Arsenal squad under the guidance of manager Mikel Arteta.

Jorginho's decision to remain with Arsenal, despite interest from Serie A clubs, underscores his integral role in Arteta's plans as the team contends for its first league title in two decades. His leadership and distinctive style of play have been pivotal since his arrival, contributing significantly in the midfield across all competitions. This season alone, Jorginho has made 35 appearances and scored once, becoming a fundamental part of the team's structure.

Reflecting on his extended stay, Jorginho expressed his contentment and pride in being part of the Arsenal family. "I'm really, really happy to stay, because it's a privilege to be a part of this family," he stated. He also acknowledged the club's current dynamics, describing it as a "special moment" under Arteta's leadership.

Arteta praised Jorginho's influence within the squad, noting, "Jorgi is such an important part of our team, a role model with great leadership skills and a unique playing style ability which makes everybody better around him on the pitch." The manager's remarks highlight not only Jorginho's tactical contributions but also his impact on the team's overall morale and performance.

Arsenal's sporting director, Edu, also lauded Jorginho's professionalism and embodiment of the club's values. "He represents what we stand for here at Arsenal with his professionalism and success. I know everyone at the club will be very excited that Jorgi will continue to be with us, not only the players and coaches but all the staff behind the scenes as well," Edu commented. This sentiment reinforces the club's satisfaction with Jorginho's performance and his fit within the team culture.