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Jorginho set for new Arsenal contract talks as Edu and Mikel Arteta summer plan clear

Arsenal are preparing to open contract talks with Jorginho following a number of impressive recent performances, football.london understands.

The Italy international sees his current deal expire this summer with the Gunners ready to offer him a one-year extension with the option for another a year. Against Liverpool and Newcastle, Jorginho has significantly impressed alongside Declan Rice to give Arsenal more control in midfield in the absence of Thomas Partey.

Upon initially joining back in January 2023, Jorginho signed an 18-month deal with an option to extend his stay for a year. However, the latest set of negotiations are for a new contract in its entirety to be signed. Much has been said about the future of the experienced midfielder recently with Mikel Arteta remaining coy on the topic earlier this month.

I’m really happy with him that’s all I can say,” the Spaniard told reporters ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with West Ham. “When we imagined what he could bring to the team, he’s doing exactly that and maybe even better

The contract situation is more for Edu and the board to manage. But his implication and his capacity to affect big matches is great.” Jorginho was also asked about his future recently with the former Chelsea star giving a vague answer to football.london.

“I don’t know, I am trying to enjoy the moment, to be honest,” he said. “We haven’t spoken about it [my contract] and I just want to win games with Arsenal.” Following these comments, another big match performance, this time against Newcastle, from Jorginho arrived as he and Rice dominated the battle in the middle of the park on the way to helping Arsenal win 4-1

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