Arsenal drop hints on Twitter suggesting they're about to sign absolutely 'superb' player
Arsenal fans have been left waiting for the club to finally announce the signing of Fabio Vieira.
Last week, the midfielder confirmed that he was moving to the Premier League.
And Porto confirmed that Vieira would be moving to Arsenal.
However, as of Tuesday afternoon, the Gunners are yet to announce the Portuguese’s arrival.
Or are they in the process of doing it right now?
Eagle-eyed Arsenal fans have spotted that the first letters of the club’s last four Twitter posts spell out F-A-B-I.
Could ‘O’ be the final letter in the sequence, perhaps the announcement itself?
Or are Arsenal going for the player’s name and surname before finally confirming the move?
According to Charles Watts, the announcement will be coming “today or tomorrow”.
“Keep your eyes peeled,” he said.
Arsenal fans shouldn’t worry – it definitely looks like this is a matter of when rather than if.
“Similarities to Mesut Ozil”
Last week, scouting website Breaking the Lines provided an in-depth analysis of Vieira ahead of his Arsenal move.
“Fabio Vieira is a classic 10,” they wrote. “But has often played on the flanks for Porto, often playing alongside the midfield double pivot of Vitinha and Matheus Uribe with Otávio on the other flank.
Capable of doing damage from dead-ball situations or winning free-kicks in dangerous areas, his low, ‘bounce passes’ have harkened similarities to Mesut Ozil at times.
“He is a player who can also threaten the goalkeeper from long distance, who excels at receiving the ball from deep and threading it forward with line-breaking through balls, a player who makes his teammates better.
“The 22-year-old is skilled at linking up with fellow forwards and midfielders with quick lay-off passes and one-twos, a player who knows how to keep possession moving but who is also capable of pulling the trigger and breaking down deep blocks with one incisive pass.
“He is a superb passer of the ball, and whether it is long or short passes, he’ll find his man. Blending speed, close control and excellent technical ability, he’s a tough player to stop in full flight.
“Aside from his passing abilities and vision of the game, he has a great dribbling ability and is capable of holding onto the ball amid pressure, creating key passes, firing dangerous set-pieces or finding inch-perfect through balls and creating a goal out of nothing.
“With that said, he hasn’t shied away from the defensive side of the game and has certainly improved in that aspect this season.”
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