Mikel Arteta Reacts After Arsenal Confirmed Signing of Porto Star

Mikel Arteta Reacts After Arsenal Confirmed Signing of Porto Star

  • Fabio Vieira is set to link up with Mikel Arteta after he was officially unveiled as Arsenal's newest acquisition
  • The FC Porto star now becomes the Gunners' third signing of the summer transfer window after the arrival of Matt Turner and Marquinhos
  • Arsenal boss Arteta revealed he was excited with the prospect of having Vieira join him, describing the 22-year-old as "special talent"

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has expressed his delight after the club completed the signing of FC Porto star Fabio Vieira.

The Gunners are understood to have landed the signature of Vieira in an initial fee of €35m (£30m) in addition to €5m (£4.3m) worth of add-ons.

Fabio Vieira, Arsenal Training Ground, St Albans, England. Photo by David Price.
Fabio Vieira poses as he signs for Arsenal at the Arsenal Training Ground at London Colney in St Albans, England. Photo by David Price.
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According to Metro UK, the Porto star is the north London club’s third new signing of the summer after the arrivals of goalkeeper Matt Turner and teenage winger Marquinhos.

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Vieira's arrival at the Emirates came after a breakthrough campaign for Porto last season after he scored six goals and bagged 14 assists to help Porto win the Portuguese league.

Mikel Arteta speaks on the signing of Fabio Vieira

Reacting to the signing of Vieira, Arteta admitted he was excited about the arrival of the 22-year-old who he hailed as a "special talent."

"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," the Arsenal boss was quoted saying.
"We welcome Fabio and his family to our club and are looking forward to starting work with him ahead of the new season," he added.

Vieira's arrival is expected to further bolster Arteta's team which came close to securing a Champions League spot last season.

Arsenal subsequently had to settle for a fifth-place finish ahead of Man United who finished sixth.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Arsenal have submitted an offer to sign Alvaro Morata as Mikel Arteta steps ups efforts to sign a striker.

Morata has been a Chelsea player before but did not perform as expected despite his huge transfer fee.

Arsenal are however more interested in landing Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City and will look keenly at other options should the move fail.

Source: Sports Brief News