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Jorginho scores comical 40-yard own goal for Arsenal vs Nurnberg

Arsenal fans have voiced their frustration and disappointment after midfielder Jorginho scored a truly bizarre ‘own goal’ during a pre-season clash against German second-division side Nurnberg.

Despite taking the lead through Bukayo Saka in the first half, the Gunners were pegged back when Jorginho’s attempted clearance resulted in an own goal.

This incident has sparked outrage among Arsenal supporters, with some urging the club to sell the player, particularly due to recent interest from Serie A side Lazio, managed by Maurizio Sarri, who has previously worked with Jorginho.

During the match, Arsenal goalkeeper Karl Hein played a risky ball into Jorginho’s feet while positioned just outside the penalty box. The pass was not accurate, putting Jorginho in a difficult situation as Nurnberg midfielder Kanji Okunuki closed in on him.

In the ensuing scramble, it remains unclear who made contact with the ball, but it ricocheted towards Arsenal’s goal and trickled into the net, with the goal ultimately credited to Okunuki.

Despite the goal being officially awarded to Okunuki, Arsenal fans were quick to direct their frustration at Jorginho for his role in the calamitous own goal.

Social media platforms were flooded with criticism, with some supporters even calling for the club to offload the midfielder.

The recent interest from Lazio, a club managed by Maurizio Sarri, who has previously worked with Jorginho during his time at Chelsea and Napoli, has further fueled these demands.

The fans’ discontent stems not only from this isolated incident but also from a perceived inconsistency in Jorginho’s performances.

You can watch the comical own goal below:

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