New signing tipped as potential Arsenal captain in the future

Arsenal completed the signing of Fabio Vieira from Porto this week, and his leadership skills have been talked up since.

I’m not going to pretend to have known too much about the 22 year-old prior to his move to north London, but I certainly like what I have seen since, and am excited to see what he can add to our exciting young attack.

While many of us will be exciting by tally of assists this term, it turns out that he is actually one of the main leaders in the Portugal Under-21 side, and his leadership qualities have been likened to Martin Odegaard because of this.

The Norway star is currently the captain of his international side, and is tipped to take on the armband at the Emirates following the departures of both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in 2022. While Vieira isn’t expected to be in the running this time around, Football.London’s Chris Davison claims he has the ‘necessary skill set’ to compete for the role in the near future.

Everything I’m hearing about our new Vieira is all positive, and it sounds as though Odegaard could well come under pressure from his younger counterpart in more than one way, with the pair both likely to be vying for the role in behind the striker for the coming seasons.

It remains to be seen if Arteta will look to use either in alternative roles as he has done with Emile Smith Rowe previously, although I would love for the Spanish manager to find a way to field both in a 4-3-3 formation, should we manage to do so without affecting the balance of our side.

Do you believe the two will be in direct competition for the foreseeable future or do you believe we could find a way to accommodate both?


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  1. we havent seen any minutes or friendlies with vieira in an arsenal shirt. Hard to say. Wasted time for me in trying to predict anything. He could turn out having the influence of Pires. Or maybe the one of pepe. And all the range in between. Who knows at this point ? After 10 games we might have some more clues. Then, i would say if vieira is really really good, then might share a lot the ground with Ode, depending also the opposition. I would say right now that it is not bad that we pile up promising youngsters because even if they dont play together, if we are to compete more seriously and longer in cups, europe and the league (than this year for example) we will need them. Not even mentioning that some could be on the sidelines too for a couple months.

  2. Perhaps Pepe should be captain. It seems to shift everyone else out the door sharpish 🙂

  3. Tierney is our next captain,odegaard his vise…….i’m backing anyone to be our captain which makes everyone show leadership qualities on and off the pitch.

    1. The problem with Tierney is… being on the pitch often enough. His injury record rules him out.

      Is there evidence of Tierney having leadership qualities?
      (I don’t know, I’m genuinely asking).

  4. Let the hype begin! The player has barely tried on the shirt, he hasn’t even kicked a ball in anger but still he’s being proclaimed: future captain. What will we do if and when we eventually sign Jesus? Make an alter at the Emirates? Bow down to him? Jesus!!!

    1. it’s so humorous that there would be so much banter about the captainship considering the fact that our present manager desires robot-like, no feather ruffling, minions, minus Xhaka of course…go figure

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