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Fabio Vieira will bring high quality and versatility to our attacking play: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta


Fabio Vieira has scored seven goals and made 16 assists from 39 appearances for Porto in all competitions last season. He has also represented Portugal at the Under-21 level.

Fabio Vieira celebrating his goal for Porto. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fabio Vieira represented Portugal at the Under-21 level
  • Fabio Vieira scored 7 goals and made 16 assists for Porto
  • Porto agreed to a 40 million euro deal for transfer of Vieira

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said that midfielder Fabio Vieira will bring high quality and versatility to the Premier League club after he was signed from Portuguese champions Porto on a long-term contract.

Arsenal completed the signing of Vieira on Tuesday (June 21).

The Portuguese champions Porto said that they had agreed to a 40 million euro deal with Arsenal for the transfer of Vieira and added that Arsenal would pay an initial 35 million euros with a further five million dependent on Vieira achieving certain targets at the London club.

“I am very excited that we have identified and signed such a special talent. Fabio is a very creative player that will bring high quality and versatility to our attacking play. We welcome Fabio and his family to our club and are looking forward to starting work with him ahead of the new season,” Arsenal manager Arteta said in a statement.

The 22-year-old Vieira scored seven goals and made 16 assists from 39 appearances for Porto in all competitions last season. He has also represented Portugal at the Under-21 level, scoring 13 goals in 21 appearances. He also represented his country at youth level, playing all five tournament matches as Portugal finished runners-up at the 2019 UEFA Under-19 Championship.

Vieira will wear the number 21 shirt and join up with his new teammates at Arsenal soon for pre-season training.

Arsenal finished fifth in the 202122 Premier League season. They were beaten by their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for the final automatic Champions League spot.





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