‘Like A New Signing’ ‘Every Pass Was So Sharp’ Fans Praise Arsenal Midfielder Who Is Pushing For Start Against United

‘Like A New Signing’ ‘Every Pass Was So Sharp’ Fans Praise Arsenal Midfielder Who Is Pushing For Start Against United

Arsenal midfielder Fabio Vieira made a big impression after coming off the bench against Fulham at the weekend.

The Portuguese Under 21 international replaced Kai Havertz ten minutes after half-time, and he played a key role in the Gunners’ equaliser, winning the penalty after being scythed down by fullback Kenny Tete.

Vieira put in a standout display as a substitute and fans on Twitter have been discussing whether the midfielder should start against Manchester United on Sunday:

Arteta was full of praise for Vieira after Saturday’s match

Mikel Arteta echoed the sentiments of supporters by paying tribute to the midfielder’s contribution at the weekend. Asked about the 23-year-old’s performance, the Arsenal boss said:

“Fabio was excellent and it is the first minutes he’s played in the PL this season and I was really impressed with how he wanted the ball and how positive he was, the decisions that he made and the attitude that he had straight away. Fabio was involved in everything we created and I am really happy with that.”

Arteta even admitted that he was at “fault” for not playing Vieira and suggested that we will see more of him in the future.

Arsenal may have to take Havertz out of the limelight

Vieira’s display was a stark contrast to the player he replaced. Kai Havertz missed a gilt-edged opportunity early in the first half and the £65m summer signing from Chelsea is finding it difficult to make his mark at his new club.

A period on the bench may be required so the German international can focus on his game and improve his confidence.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.