Some Arsenal fans are outraged with Jorginho joining – and #EduOut is trending

Some Arsenal fans are outraged with Jorginho joining – and #EduOut is trending: Arsenal Director of Football Edu before the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on August 20, 2022 in Bournemouth, England.
(Image credit: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal have signed Jorginho on Deadline Day – but #EduOut is still trending on Twitter in response.

While a Champions League and European Championship-winning midfielder joining a title-chasing team is usually considered good news in the world of football, some Gunners fans are unhappy with the Italian's signature. It's a minority, of course, but there are those that don't think it's a good deal. 

So much so, that Twitter is awash with fans demanding the head (opens in new tab) of Edu Gaspar, the club's charismatic sporting director. 


Isn't signing Jorginho a good thing, Gooners?  (Image credit: Getty)

While some fans have labelled the signing as a "disgrace" in the wake of the Moises Caicedo pursuit ending, others have compared the decision to bring the Chelsea star across London to previous deals for Petr Cech, David Luiz and Willian.

This is despite The Athletic's David Ornstein (opens in new tab) confirming that the choice to bring the midfielder to the Emirates Stadium has been driven by Mikel Arteta as much as anyone, with the Gunners manager said to be a big fan of Jorginho. 

Arsenal sporting director Edu has come under criticism from a minority of Arsenal fans in the past, as the club have refused to pay over the odds for targets ranging from the likes of Houssem Aouar, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Dusan Vlahovic and Moises Caicedo. 

Despite this, the former Invincible is extremely well-regarded within football, with Arsenal even improving his title from Technical Director recently to ward off interest from other clubs. 

Gabriel Martinelli receives the Arsenal player of the month award from Arsenal Technical Director Edu the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on January 23, 2022 in London, England.

Gabriel Martinelli receives the Arsenal player of the month award from countryman Edu (Image credit: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

It would seem there's no pleasing everyone, right? 

More Arsenal and Tottenham stories

Arsenal are considering re-signing Yunus Musah, while Cody Gakpo was an option, too – Joao Felix emerged as a potential superstar signing at the Emirates Stadium, too.

Mikel Arteta has admitted the Gunners are looking for new signings, with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic having been linked

Three England stars are on the radar for Spurs. Tottenham have been linked with a shock swoop for Harry Maguire, who could leave Manchester United this year. James Maddison could be about to leave Leicester, meanwhile, according to their manager Brendan Rodgers. Jordan Pickford has also been touted for a transfer

Piero Hincapie is being linked with a big summer move and Pedro Porro could be on his way. In terms of outgoings, however, the big rumours are linking Harry Kane with an exit – this time to Real Madrid. 

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.