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'Here we go': Fabrizio Romano claims Arsenal are about to make a 'great' new signing, medical Friday

Fabrizio Romano has declared “here we go” on Fabio Vieira to Arsenal.

The Gunners have been linked with the Porto star over the past few weeks.

However, just this week, it looked as though Tottenham could potentially challenge Arsenal for Vieira.

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Correio da Manha, via Sport Witness, claimed Spurs had set their sights on the 22-year-old.

But on Thursday afternoon, speculation linking Vieira and Arsenal increased massively.

And by 4:35pm BST, Romano claimed the Gunners had reached full agreement with Porto over Vieira.

The proposal had been accepted, personal terms have been completed, and a medical is due Friday, said Romano.

Vieira is an incredibly talented player who has also been linked with Liverpool in recent months.

He already has 76 competitive appearances for Porto, registering 10 goals and 18 assists.

Indeed, 14 of those assists came in the 2021-22 Primeira Liga as he helped his side to the title.

“Great future ahead”

Vieira has also impressed for Portugal at youth level.

He was in the 2019 UEFA Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament and was selected for the UEFA Under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament in back-to-back seasons (2020 and 2021).

Portugal U21 coach Rui Jorge described Vieira as a “very technically advanced player” with a “great future ahead” after helping his nation reach the 2021 final.

Fans on Twitter have compared him to some great players, including Bernardo Silva and Joao Moutinho.

Arsenal needed a quality new midfielder, and if these reports are true, they’re about to get an incredibly talented one.

And of course, having a Vieira in midfield worked out very well for Arsenal two decades ago.

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