Jorginho shares Mikel Arteta’s halftime speech

Two times, Arteta's team overcame deficits to win the six-goal thriller and reclaim first place in the Premier League standings.

Jorginho, an Arsenal midfielder, claims Mikel Arteta’s halftime speech served as the motivation for a comeback victory over Aston Villa.

At Villa Park, the Gunners were down 2-1 at the half. 

However, after applying constant pressure in the second half, they scored three consecutive goals.

Arsenal would have gone five games in a row in all competitions without a victory if they hadn’t defeated Villa.

Jorginho’s long-range shot caused Emi Martinez to score his own goal, giving the visitors the lead in the 93rd minute.

The Italian international, who is of Brazilian descent, sent a shot off the underside of the crossbar; the ball then bounced off Martinez’s head and found its way into the goal.

Gabriel Martinelli scored the crucial three points a short while later after leaving Martinez stranded up the field as he went up for a corner.

After the game, Jorginho, who recently switched from Chelsea to play for Arsenal, stated to BT Sport: “That’s the Premier League.

“It’s a very important [win], after the last results we had and the start wasn’t easy. We were not producing our game.

“But we came in at half-time and had a talk, and then we went back to doing the basics that we needed to do, and we changed the game.”

In his post-game interview with Sam Matterface of talkSPORT, Arteta was also prompt to share his advice for his team.

When asked if he had told his team they needed to win at the break, he retorted, “It’s now, it’s now, it’s now. Then everyone starts to look at each other and say, “We should have done that.”

“We have to raise individual level and do the simple things right and play with much more purpose and quality.”

The following week, Arsenal will travel back to the Midlands to take on Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

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