Dropping a key player when there’s transfer speculation going on is usually a clear indication that something might be happening, so it will be worth keeping an eye on Jorginho over the next couple of weeks.
Despite his midfield pairing with Kovacic proving to be a problem in the defensive phase, he’s usually one of the first names on the team sheet so it’s a surprise to see him being dropped for the West Brom today.
The links to Arsenal have intensified in recent days and Mikel Arteta was recently asked about signing him in an Arsenal press conference, so it does make you wonder if there’s something in it.
Of course it’s very possible that Lampard has just decided to shake things up with his team selection today, but plenty of fans are now wondering if this means that the Italian midfielder will be on his way to Arsenal before the transfer window shuts:
Jorginho injured? Or off to Arsenal?
— Mrpestypest (@Mrpestypest1) September 26, 2020
Jorginho benched? Looks like he is leaving for Arsenal.
— Dextrous. (@mainneli_) September 26, 2020
— Mr B (@MrB_AFC) September 26, 2020
Jorginho to Arsenal confirmed.
— Bigly Unwitty (@Hooneriphic) September 26, 2020
Jorginho to Arsenal ?
— Bill Carr (@billcarr_10) September 26, 2020
Jorginho to Arsenal, confirmed by Lampard ?
— The Don (@donassima) September 26, 2020