Arteta stays not sure about Vieira’s greatest place


Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta says he’s nonetheless unsure about one of the best place for brand new signing Fabio Vieira after the Portuguese scored on his full Premier League debut.


Fabio Vieira got here in from Porto for an honest price however has seen his quick Arsenal profession troubled by injury. He missed a few preseason video games and didn’t return to full coaching till about three video games into the brand new season.

The Portuguese midfielder solely made his league debut in opposition to Manchester United a fortnight in the past however needed to be drafted in for injured skipper Martin Odegaard for the journey to the Community Stadium on Sunday.

The 22-year-old repaid the supervisor’s belief with a well-taken goal within the 3-0 win and duly introduced himself to the Arsenal followers who’ve been curious to see him play.


In his post-match reactions, Mikel Arteta was requested about handing out a beginning berth to Fabio Vieira, to which he responded by saying that the midfielder has the standard and there’s a cause for his signature.

The gamers’ versatility can be well-documented however even the Gunners’ boss admits he’s but to completely determine on the midfielder’s greatest place.

“I think he’s having a good progression. Obviously, he missed the whole of pre-season due to injury, that was really unlucky. But we know his talent, the reasons why we signed him and what he can bring to the team. To do it against Brentford, at this ground, on his debut, is a different story. He showed again his character and his qualities.”

“That’s something that still needs to be decided. In those two attacking midfield positions, for sure. He’s played off the side as well, so it’s more about the relations he has in the unit and on his side, and where he is more comfortable. But the position he played today fits him really well.”

Arteta was additional requested about Vieira’s potential to take dangers.

“He is like this, he’s a creative player. He needs to play with his gut feeling and his instinct. That’s what he needs to do and we need to create as many scenarios for him as possible to put his talent to the service of the team. What I like as well is the way he competes, and the way he went about the ugly part of the game really impressed me.”


Even earlier than Fabio Vieira’s debut for the Arsenal crew, Mikel Arteta had boasted that Arsenal followers would really like him primarily based on what he has seen from the midfielder in coaching after his return to full health. He has been justified by what the Portuguese did in opposition to Brentford.

He has now performed about 159 minutes of his Arsenal last two games and it goes to point out that he’s prepared for extra motion. Even by the point Martin Odegaard returns, Vieira will nonetheless get extra minutes due to his versatility.

This is a big aid for Arteta to have this gem and there may be extra to return from him within the coming weeks.

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