‘I want to see him regularly now’ – Ian Wright calls for Arsenal team to be restructured to get more out of ‘artist’ Odegaard

IAN WRIGHT praised Jorginho after the midfielder joined the Arsenal team against Chelsea and drew attention.

January signing Jorginho, 31, started in place of Thomas Partey in the 3-1 win over the Blues.

Ian Wright praised Jorginho's January signing


Ian Wright praised Jorginho’s January signingPhoto credit: Getty
The Italy midfielder joined the Gunners for £12million


The Italy midfielder joined the Gunners for £12millionPhoto credit: Getty
Wright also raved about skipper Martin Odegaard


Wright also raved about skipper Martin OdegaardPhoto credit: Getty

It was the first Premier League start for the former Chelsea man since March 1.

And Arsenal legend Wright, 59, wants to see the Italian international more often in the team in the future.

Wright praised Jorginho for controlling the game and helping get the ball to “artist” Martin Odegaard.

The pundit said on his Wrighty’s House podcast: “We recruited well and the lads came in and scored goals. Odegaard has 14 Premier League goals from midfield, that’s the standard he’s set and they need to get love for that.

“Can I also say something about Jorginho.

“I would really like to see Jorginho play regularly in the team now.

“I’m sorry how he controls the game for us, he and [Oleksandr] Zinchenko is also in it, but then it comes first [Martin] Odegaard, the man is like an artist, [it’s] Nice.”

Jorginho was recruited for a bargain £12million in January after the Gunners failed in their pursuit of Brighton ace Moises Caicedo.


And while Wright would like to see Jorginho more in the team, the ex-forward, who admitted star winger Bukayo Saka, could benefit from “a bit of rest”.

The Gunners effectively need to win their four remaining games to have any hope of winning the Premier League title, but Wright suggested Saka might need a break before the end of the season.

Saka has scored 13 goals and provided 11 assists in the Prem this season but has recorded one goal and one assist in his last six games.

Wright said, “I might like to see if [Bukayo] Saka can rest a bit. Maybe my mouth is going too fast for my brain.

“But the fact is we can’t lose more games in this situation, we need everyone out there. But I’m just worried about him.”


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