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Arsenal transfer target agrees to contract offer

Arsenal‘s hunt for a Francis Coquelin replacement will not be solved by Napoli’s Jorginho after the defensive midfielder signed a new contract.

Goal [referring to Napoli’s official website] have reported that the 24-year-old has signed a new deal which will keep him with the Naples outfit until 2020.

The courageous and decisive midfielder arrived at the club in 2014, and has wasted little time in establishing himself as a key man in the heart of the team’s midfield, particularly this season under the inspirational leadership of Maurizio Sarri this term.

Jorginho has shone for Napoli this season, making 16 appearances and contributing two assists.

He could have been an ideal addition for Arsenal, for whom weaknesses in the heart of the midfield could derail the Gunners’ title hopes.

Coquelin’s injury has threatened to severely weaken Arsene Wenger’s midfield, and while the North London heavyweights haven’t appeared too weakened in recent weeks and months—particularly in Monday night’s victory over Manchester City—it remains to be seen whether Arsenal’s fit players can continue to compensate for Coquelin’s absent during the festive period.

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