Jorginho reveals Arsenal players 'have no idea' why Jurrien Timber & Declan Rice transfer deals haven't been completed | The Sun
JORGINHO has admitted he has "no idea" when Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber will join the Arsenal squad.
The Gunners have agreed a £105million fee to sign West Ham captain Rice, 24.
And Arsenal have also agreed a deal worth £38.3m for Ajax defender Timber, 22.
But both Rice and Timber are yet to be officially confirmed by Arsenal.
And Mikel Arteta's squad seem in the dark as to what the reason for that is.
A fan asked midfielder Jorginho on The Residency when Rice and Timber will join up with the rest of the squad.
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To which he replied: "Good question. No idea."
Arsenal face German side Nurnberg in their first pre-season match on Thursday.
They then travel to the US for a tour featuring matches against an MLS All-Stars team, Manchester United and Barcelona.
And it remains to be seen whether Rice or Timber will be announced in time for them to be a part of the American trip.
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But £65m signing Kai Havertz has already linked up with his new team-mates after making the switch across London from Chelsea.
And Arteta has hinted he could be used as a midfielder.
The Arsenal boss said: "Kai is a player of top quality. He has great versatility and is an intelligent player.
"He will bring a huge amount of extra strength to our midfield and variety to our play.
"We welcome Kai and his family to Arsenal Football Club and we are all excited to start working with him when we start pre-season training soon."
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