Jorginho insists Mikel Arteta has similarities to Maurizio Sarri
‘He reminds me a little bit of Sarri’: Jorginho insists Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has similarities to his former Chelsea manager as the midfielder heaps praise on both coaches
- Jorginho signed for Arsenal in January and is now coached by Mikel Arteta
- He played for Sarri at Napoli and then Chelsea until the coach left England
- The midfielder referenced the focus on details when comparing the managers
Jorginho has claimed that Mikel Arteta reminds him of Maurizio Sarri.
The midfielder joined Arteta’s Arsenal at the end of the January transfer window and has become an important member of their squad as they chase the Premier League title.
Arteta is in his first job in management, but has shone in recent times after a tough period to start of his stint with the Gunners.
Jorginho, meanwhile, likened the Spaniard to his former boss, speaking to beIN SPORTS via The Mirror.
He played under Sarri at both Napoli and then Chelsea, before the Italian coach left London.
Jorginho has likened Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri
Jorginho played under Sarri at Chelsea before the manager left to club to join Juventus
He said the two managers’ attention to detail was alike, stating those details make the difference to a good team
‘He [Arteta] reminds me a little bit of Sarri,’ Jorginho said. ‘I am used to working with a manager that looks into the details.
‘For me, details make the difference in the end between a good team and a winning team.
‘I am sure, 100 per cent, that he worships [the details] so much. I’ve only been here a short time but I’m sure every day there is going to be something new and that’s why I’m so excited as well because I can see that I have so much to learn here.’
Jorginho enjoyed success at Chelsea, including winning the Champions League, before joining Arsenal
He scored his first goal for the Gunners against Aston Villa in the Premier League last week
Sarri was in charge of Chelsea between 2018 and 2019, and, though his tenure is largely remembered as negative he did become the first manager to remain undefeated in his first 12 Premier League games.
He also won the Europa League with the club before departing to take over at Juventus.
Jorginho was a key cog in Sarri’s sides when the two played together, but he now appears to be first in reserve in defensive midfield at Arsenal.
He scored his first goal for the club last weekend against Aston Villa, though could drop out the team against Leicester on Saturday if Thomas Partey is back to full fitness.
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