‘Portugal midfielder Fabio Vieira has impressed in the Gunners shirt following a £34m move from Porto’
Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta told midfielder Fabio Vieira that he needs to do more after the Premier League side’s routine Europa League win over Bodo/Glimt on Thursday.
He believes the summer signing ‘needs to do more’ defensively.
Portugal midfielder Vieira has impressed in the Gunners shirt following a £34m move from Porto.
He scored in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Brentford last month and netted again last night as Arsenal beat Bodo/Glimt by the same scoreline.
Arteta said Vieira praised the midfielder, saying he was a ‘real threat’ for the home side but added he needed to ‘do more’ for the team from a defensive point of view.
Asked if Arsenal fans should be excited by Vieira, Arteta said: “Yes, you saw the quality. Every time he’s around the box, he’s a real threat, a really intelligent player and brave.
“In defending, he still needs to do more and understand it more because organisation is key when you play against good teams in ball possession.”