If Arsenal win race for Gabri Veiga who’s place in the team is in danger?

If Gabri Veiga is Arsenal’s subsequent midfield signing, it could be Good news for Arteta’s plans to win the league next season but bad news for Fabio Vieira and Emile Smith-Rowe.

Next season, the duo (Vieira and Smith-Rowe) are banking on getting chances as back-ups for Martin Odegaard and Kai Havertz, who are tipped to play as double 8s, as was predicted for Arsenal’s attacking midfield next season.

Arsenal have, as per a report in the Expresss, wholly entered the race for Celta Vigo’s versatile midfielder Gabri Veiga, who could be a brilliant option as a backup for the No. 8 role.

Veiga’s stats in front of goal last season, scoring 11 goals and producing four assists, immediately identify him as a player you can introduce in a game and look for him to score or create something magical in an attacking sense.

The Spaniard can be a threat from midfield, as his other stats last season suggest. He took 1.7 shots, produced 0.8 key passes, and managed 1.1 dribbles per 90 minutes. He is also a good supplier of the ball, with a passing accuracy of 76.9%.

If Arteta and Edu insist on recruiting the 21-year-old, I bet they have a valid reason. Yes, the talk of late has been to add another central midfielder, but the good news is that Veiga can play in every position in midfield.

What an asset he could be to Arsenal!

Sam P

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  1. Gabri Viega can play as a box to box , attacking midfielder and a defensive midfielder.

    Vieira and Smith Rowe would see limited game time.

  2. I will only believe in a news if it comes from Romano or Ornstein

    If Veiga really comes, Smith-Rowe would likely get shipped out. Vieira wouldn’t have to worry, because he’s one of the few left-footed midfielders at Arsenal

    1. gai
      Think a loan deal is the best option for Vieira, even in training he seems to be taking a toll on the gaffer

      1. It would depend on where Havertz will play. If he plays AM, Vieira and Smith-Rowe will get fewer minutes

  3. Big fan of Viega, exactly the type
    of midfield talent that Edu &
    MA should be looking to add
    to the current squad. The young
    Spaniard possess the dynasim,
    technical acumen and positional
    flexibility (mentioned by Gsmoke)
    to immediately improve the
    collective talent and depth in
    he middle of the pitch. I
    personally don’t see his possible
    addition as a threat to either
    ESR or FV. Both players IMHO
    don’t have a long term future
    as a #8 or B 2 B midfielder @
    the Emirates. ESR is a threat
    on the wings and as a #10,
    deputizing for MO in domestic
    Cup matches or home fixtures
    against bottom tier teams. FV
    just doesn’t possess the
    physical attributes to seriously
    challenge for a stating 11 spot.
    I think a loan spell to the
    Championship or a newly
    promoted EPL squad would be
    a fantastic move for the young

    GV would be a perfect Xhaka
    replacement IMHO. and wouldn’t
    break the bank considering the
    ridiculous nature of the current
    market. The money from Xhaka’s
    transfer plus the funds from
    moving on the likes of Trusty
    and Holding £20M should more
    than cover Celta Vigos asking

    I like this one better than the
    Bitello rumors.

  4. Going by the way Arsenal have handled player transfers so far, I don’t think a month and a half is long enough to get this transfer through – if Arsenal are in fact interested in the player.
    Arsenal should be looking at the right-hand side of midfield to provide back up to Saka -why are they looking at a position where we have enough cover?

    1. Actually, I know why they want him – it’s in the name – Gabriel.
      They know if they sign him, they are only one Gabriel away from the star prize.

  5. Back up for Saka?.Trossard,Nelson, Marquhinos , Jesus and Vieria are all comfortable on the right wing.

    1. I disagree, they are not. Marquinhos lacks the quality, Trossard’s career was 95% on the left and in the middle, Nelson was awful whenever he was employed on the right (and exceptional as a sub whenever he was on the left) and viera is also more comfortable on the left (but lacks the speed to be effective in either flank imo). Gabriel Jesus is the only player we have that can replace Saka rather effectively.

  6. Nobody’s place in danger.
    Arsenal will not buy Veiga.
    I’m doubt that the interest is genuine, but even if it is, Man City needs the CM more than Arsenal.

  7. Isn’t this just the best time of the year.

    I just read that Arsenal are looking at African Antelopes currently playing for AJax.


    They are attacking midfielders who score quite a few goals, and are thought to be much better than Man U’s Antony.

    Possible back-ups for Saka, and much cheaper than Dem Belly (who is obviously a hot Vindaloo eater)

    Sorry I am in a funny mood!!!

    What are we waiting for?

    Incidentally they make great Biltong

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