“When I see him…” – Jorginho has revealed the one Arsenal teammate he’s scared to face in training

Jorginho has revealed which Arsenal teammate he fears most in training, admitting he avoids competing with him for the ball.

Jorginho, 31, is currently preparing for his first full season with Arsenal, having joined the Gunners from Chelsea in January.

Last month, the Italy international was asked to answer a series of questions about his teammates in a video on the official Premier League YouTube account.

When asked which player he would pick out of William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes and Granit Xhaka – who has since joined Bayer Leverkusen – to make a last-ditch challenge for Arsenal, Jorginho said: “I would go for Gabi.”

Explaining his decision, the midfielder added: “He’s a tough guy.

“In those tackles, he goes strong. He goes all in, he would make it for sure.”

When asked if he had ever gone shoulder-to-shoulder with Gabriel in training, Jorginho added: “Not a chance!

“When I see him, I’m like ‘You can go man…'”


Arsenal to face MLS All-Star XI next

Jorginho and Gabriel were both included in Arsenal’s 29-man squad for their pre-season tour of the United States.

The Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw with German second division side Nurnberg on Thursday, after Jorginho scored a bizarre own goal in the second half.

Arsenal will continue their pre-season preparations with a match against an MLS All-Star XI in Washington in the early hours of Thursday.

Arsenal will then take on Premier League rivals Manchester United in another warm-up match in New Jersey on Saturday.

New signings Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber have travelled with the squad to the US along with fellow new arrival Kai Havertz, who made his debut for the Gunners against Nurnberg.

Arsenal are preparing to face Premier League and Champions League winners Manchester City for the Community Shield on August 6.

They will then take on Nottingham Forest in their opening match of the new Premier League season at the Emirates on August 12.