Arsenal to sign Fabio Vieira
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Jack Wilshere reacts to reports that Arsenal are about to sign Fabio Vieira

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Arsenal are reportedly on the verge of signing Fabio Vieira from Porto, and Jack Wilshere has had his say on the talented midfielder.

The Gunners were linked with Vieira about a month ago, but those rumours quickly calmed down. Arsenal fans didn’t make much of it then, but things went from zero to 100 very quickly yesterday.

News broke that Arsenal had agreed a deal to sign Vieira on Thursday afternoon, and that was quickly backed up by multiple journalists and media outlets. It really does look like the 22-year-old will join the Gunners, but not many fans know too much about him.

Even Wilshere admitted he had to look Vieira up on YouTube when he heard the rumours.

Jack Wilshere reacts as Arsenal are set to sign Fabio Vieira

Wilshere was on talkSPORT last night and claimed: “I will be honest, I haven’t heard too much about him

“I put him up on YouTube when I saw it. He looks good. Everyone looks good on YouTube. But he looks like he has got a bit. Six goals and 14 assists from midfield. That’s impressive.

“We all knew that Arsenal had to make some signings because they are in Europe. They need to get a bigger squad, so they are making moves, which is nice.

“They (Arsenal) will know about him. Watched him, scouted him and looked at his numbers. Time will tell, so it could be a bargain.”

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Vieira, who is a ‘superb passer’ of the ball, has the potential to be a fine player for Arsenal.

The 22-year-old has been absolutely brilliant in the Portuguese top-flight over the last two years, and it was only a matter of time before a big club would snap him up.

Arsenal seem to have won the race for his signature, and the good thing for him is that he will not be asked to just come in and hit the ground running – which would’ve been extremely difficult for someone of his age.

Wilshere’s right, everyone can look good on YouTube, but David Ornstein revealed yesterday that Mikel Arteta really pushed Arsenal to sign Vieira, which must mean that the Gunners boss has seen something special in him.

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