Talented Fabio Vieira tells Arteta which is his best position and who he looks up to

There is very little discussion so far about Arsenal’s new signing Fabio Vieira, (full name Fábio Daniel Ferreira Vieira), who arrived this summer after winning the Double with Porto, scoring six times and providing 14 assists. He is only 22 years of age but is extremely highly regarded in Portugal, and has played over 20 times for the national U21 side.

He is described as an attacking midfielder and is very versatile along the front line, but he is clear in which he excels the most. He explained to the Atletic: “The manager told me he knows I can play as a midfielder — No 8, No 10 — or on the wing, left side or right side. They know I am a versatile player.

“I prefer No 10. It’s my real position.”

Vieira certainly is full of confidence in his ability and he has also revealed the two players that have influenced him the most during his formative years, and there is little surprise considering his favoured position. “I love Ronaldo and Messi,” he said. “I like Messi because of the style of play. It’s like mine — left-footed, some of the same qualities.

“And Ronaldo, not because he’s Portuguese, but because of the hard work, and the mentality. It’s incredible. And he scores many goals. They are incredible players.”

He certainly sounds like a talented and ambitious youngster, and if he continues his meteoric rise in his time at Arsenal, he will be a brilliant addition to Arteta’s squad. And if he ends up just half as good as Messi and Ronaldo, he could be the bargain of the century…


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  1. Let’s have hopes that this guy will be a blessing. Portuguese players are skilled let’s go viera

  2. Apart from Jesus, I’m a bit confused about the transfers. We need a LB (to cope with Tierney’s injuries), LW (Martinelli and Smith Rowe are not experienced enough) and a CM / CDM.

    If we get Zinchenko (he says he prefers CM), that will be £70m spent on back up players (Viera possibly LW or AM). We could have spent that money on a top range CM to replace Zhaka.

    Apart from Jesus, I do not think the players we have bought (if Zinchenko comes) are good enough to get us Champions League football

  3. *OT
    Just read an article, where Viera said Nuno calls him “T-Bag”, because he thinks Viera resembles the guy from”Prison Break”…😂

  4. I am actually excited with the team we now have. There is genuine talent, competition and unity.
    These players are all at the best stage to blossom in the career and seem to have the willingness to take Arsenal upwards.

    GK- Ramsdale
    CB – Salina White Gabriel
    RWB – Tomiyasu
    LWB – Tieney (or Zink)
    DM- Party
    CM – Odegard or Viera
    FW – Saka Jesus Martineli


    This team is much better and balanced than our team of recent time and they seem to be more motivated to achieve more personally for themselves.

    If Arteta can get team selection and tactics right we are looking good really good.

      1. @Reggie
        We should have been challenging for the title when we had one game a week to contend with…IJS

        1. NY, with all this expenditure, i would expect us fighting for the title. I am sceptical about top 4 but that is just my opinion. The money spent should be easily enough to make us stand toe to toe with the teams above.

          1. But if the other clubs are already ahead and are also spending similar money then why would that be “easily enough to make us stand toe to toe”? Not much logic there

            1. Because Rob that is what managers do when they get money, they close gaps and win things. Why spend money? Why try to excuse failure?

          2. @Reggie
            Honestly, I don’t know what to make of it. So it’s hard for me to comment either way. It all looks good on paper. I’m waiting for the season to start, in hopes Arteta has upped his tactics and man management game…

    1. That’s the biggest problem right there in your last sentence mide
      Tactically speaking he is way below Arsenal standards as we have witnessed over the last 3 seasons
      This season there are no more excuses for him to hide behind ,let’s see what he’s got in store for us ,I’ve waited long enough .

  5. Realistically the title is a long short. But we can really fight for the top 4 now.

    I took some time analysing some of our losses last season.

    Everton and Man U (Auba/Nketiah could have won those games for us)

    Crystal Palace/Burnley
    (Partey/Tieney/Tomi missing without real back up.

    With Partey injury and Cup of Nations absence.

    So we would be better with the additions and better luck with fitness.

    So for me too 4 is realistic.

    1. The title is a long shot but to be within 6 to 8 points isnt. Challenging and not just making up the numbers. Any other manager would have got sacked for what happened at the end of the season at a top club. We gave ours more money, that means trust has to be repaid and we know what we are actually doing.

  6. I fully believe in arteta’s project.
    I love his ways and I admire his targets. We will sign like 3more players DCM LW an CM so with that we can compete for the EPL tittle or at list win the European league.
    I really need arsenal to win a European trophy. Am sick and tired of Chelsea fans. I fully know we are above Chelsea in everything but whenever you get in an argument the will ask you how many European trophy’s do you have 😔😔

  7. Am not yet convinced on the cover at the right back Incase Tomiyasu is injured. A strong defensive midfielder is needed to partner Party and support defense Incase of a strong opponent or when in need to protect a lead. To win the league, some games you will them ugly. This is done in an organized midfielder.

    As of now, good enough to struggle and get into the top 4. Maybe making winning the Europa league a priority. Zinchko is a very good addition with premiership experience and winning mentality. We need immediate crosses into the box for Jesus to head into goal.

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