‘Playing in the Premier League won’t be easy’: New £30m Arsenal signing Fabio Vieira has made a promise to the Gunners fans that he will ‘work, work, work’… as the midfielder speaks out after Porto confirmed the move
New Arsenal signing Fabio Vieira has insisted he will ‘work, work, work’ after his £30million plus add-ons deal as he he expects the Premier League to be tough.
Portuguese club Porto confirmed in a statement on Friday that the 22-year-old was leaving to join Arsenal.
Vieira, a highly-rated midfielder who recorded a league-high 14 assists in the Primeira Liga last season to help Porto win the title, cut short his holiday in Mykonos to seal the deal.
New Arsenal signing Fabio Vieira expects the ‘Premier League won’t be easy’ after his move
The 22-year-old former Porto midfielder has promised the Gunners fans that he will work hard
Discussing his move to the Emirates, the midfielder told the Daily Mirror: ‘I was always happy at Porto but this chance is important for any professional.
‘Playing in the Premier League won’t be easy and I promise only to work, work, work.
‘My agent worked on the deal between the two clubs and I accepted the deal because it was important for all parties.
‘I have always watched the Premier League on TV.’
The Gunners are yet to confirm the deal for midfielder Vieira, but he has completed his medical
The Gunners are yet to officially confirm the deal, but he has completed a medical at the club’s London Colney training ground.
Vieira, a versatile attacking midfielder, came through the youth ranks at Porto and helped them win the Portuguese title last season.
The Portugal Under-21 international enjoyed a breakthrough year last season, amassing six goals and 14 assists in 27 league appearances for Porto to help the club claim a 30th league title.
No Arsenal player was involved in as many goals during the 2021-22 Premier League campaign and Vieira joins a promising group of creative talents including Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard.
Arteta has already signed teenage forward Marquinhos and the arrival of Vieira is a huge boost, given Arsenal’s Big Six rivals have moved quickly to strengthen in key areas.
Vieira’s stats from the Portuguese league last season, provided by the team at Sofascore.com