4. Fabio Vieira
He’s small and he doesn’t look that physical. He hasn’t always looked that sharp in games and I can understand why some fans have doubted Fabio Vieira. However, there is no doubt in my mind that his qualities will eventually shine through.
Few players in football have such innate ball striking that they can make a difference out of nothing, score or create a goal out of the smallest of circumstances. Vieira’s strike against Barça was beautiful, flying from his foot straight into the top corner.
Not many players in this Arsenal squad are G/A demons. Players like Saka, Odegaard, and Gabriel Martinelli put in great numbers but that is more due to great collective play. With a player like Vieira, get him the ball in dangerous situations and he will create goals.
Hopefully, this will be his breakout season and he will challenge for a starting place in the team. He has an incredibly high ceiling and Arteta will be determined to help him reach it.
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