Mikel Arteta was one of the reasons behind his transfer to Arsenal.
The former Napoli midfielder left Chelsea to join rivals in the January transfer window in a deal worth €13.5m.
He signed a contract with the North London side until the summer of 2024.
His contract with Chelsea was about to expire at the end of this season.
The midfielder lost his spot in the Blues squad as he was no longer a part of Graham Potter’s plans.
“It’s one of the reasons, surely,” he confirmed to DAZN on Monday.
“He called me and it was all very quick, we made the deal in less than 48 hours. I had spoken to Chelsea and I knew I was no longer part of their plans. I wanted to progress in my career and the Arsenal project suits me.
“It’s a young team that plays good football and fits my characteristics. I considered every scenario and made the decision. Sometimes you must accept when you are out of a project and that things come to an end.”
Jorginho went on to make 213 appearances for the Blues scoring 29 goals in the process.