Arsenal legend Paul Merson has admitted that Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is underrated, and people have not realized how good he is.
Jorginho is often criticized for his lack of pace and assists, but he is one of the influential players in the Chelsea squad. The Italian has only one year left on his contract at Chelsea.
He has made 197 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 27 goals and providing 9 assists.
What did Paul Merson Say about Jorginho?
Speaking on Sportskeeda, the Arsenal Icon said: “Jorginho has got flaws like his lack of pace, but he’s very assured of the ball and controls the game from a deeper midfield position. For me, he’s very underrated, as people really don’t understand what he brings to the table.
“Chelsea aren’t the same team when he doesn’t play, as his presence allows the likes of Reece James and Marc Cucurella or Ben Chilwell to bomb forward in attack.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn claims he will be happy to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang flop at Chelsea.
The Gabonese international has failed to find the net in his first two appearances for Chelsea.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is already proven in the Premier League with Arsenal with 68 goals in 128 Premier League appearances.
Speaking on Free Super Tips, the Arsenal Icon said: “It didn’t surprise me if I’m honest.
“Listen, there were issues at Arsenal. They let him go and all of a sudden, he’s moved back to the Premier League.
“Whether he was surplus to requirements, or he didn’t think he would get enough game time at Barcelona, who knows?
“They might have needed to free up space for other players, so here he is at Chelsea back in the Premier League.
“He came back to a manager he’s played under before, so it made sense, but unfortunately that manager has now gone. It’s just a case of a clean slate and going again.
“He had a good period at Arsenal, but it went sour towards the end, but he’s got to try and rebuild himself at Chelsea who has had an interesting start to the season.
“It’ll be a case of an Aubameyang. Get himself back to the striker he was at Arsenal, where he was getting 20 Premier League goals a season.
“That’s what he will want and what Chelsea will want, obviously from my point of view. I hope that doesn’t happen because it means they’ll be moving up the league.
‘He’s got a new manager to impress. He’s got this injury to shake off fully, which could play on the back of his mind.
“We all know what he’s capable of on the pitch, but as we know, you may have to juggle the other side of it to make sure he fits into all of the managers’ plans.”