Jorginho put an end to the concerns of Arsenal fans once and for all.
Arsenal won 4-2 against Aston Villa in the 24th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Villa Park in Birmingham,바카라사이트 England on the 18th at 9:30 pm (Korean time). Arsenal, who had 54 points, rose to first place by widening the gap to Manchester City, who played one more game, to two points.
It was a dramatic victory. Arsenal, who conceded a goal in the 5th minute of the first half, scored a goal by Bukayo Saka in the 16th minute of the first half. In the 31st minute of the first half, Felipe Coutinho conceded again and was dragged away. Arsenal, who had been carrying out a one-sided attack, made it 2-2 with Oleksandr Zinchenko’s fantastic mid-range goal in the 16th minute of the second half. Gabriel Martinelli and Fabio Vieira were put in successively to strengthen the attack.
As the goal was rarely scored, Arsenal fans trembled with anxiety. Losing to Manchester City in the previous game gave them the lead, and they are unbeaten in three league games, including the loss against Man City, so it would be a huge blow if they lost a point this time too. Jorginho came out as a solver. Jorginho fired a powerful mid-range shot in extra time in the second half, but after hitting the post, it was hit by Emiliano Martinez.
It wasn’t Jorginho’s goal, but it changed the atmosphere and actually led the reverse goal, which was a huge boost to Arsenal. Arsenal recorded a 4-2 victory with Martinelli’s key goal just before the end. The spotlight was on Jorginho. England’s ‘Football London’ said, “Even when Arsenal was sluggish in the first half, Jorginho stood out. In the second half, Arsenal’s one-sided offensive came out and his presence decreased, but he scored a goal that led to victory in the game.”
As evaluated, Jorginho had a good performance other than goal involvement. He ranked 2nd in the most touches (91 times) and 1st in the most passes (80), with a pass success rate of 88.8%, and also recorded 4 long passes, 4 contests, 3 tackles, and 2 dribbles. The penetration pass to the attackers located between Villa’s defense stood out, and he reliably covered the rear while breathing with the center backs.
This is what I expected from Jorginho when I recruited him. When Jorginho first came to Arsenal, there were a lot of concerns about his poor performance recently. Jorginho, who usually started on the bench, started playing after Thomas Partey’s injury. Jorginho, who continued his unexpectedly good performance, exploded in earnest in the Villa match.
Coach Mikel Arteta also praised Jorginho in an interview after the match, saying, “Jorginho has a big impact. He was really great today and I want people to know Jorginho’s real face.”