Rio Ferdinand has told his YouTube channel that he has been really impressed by Fabio Vieira and suggested that he is going to be a really good signing for Arsenal.
The Gunners continue to shine at the start of this current campaign. Mikel Arteta’s men top the Premier League after a superb 3-0 win away at Brentford on Sunday.
Several Arsenal players were outstanding against Thomas Frank’s side. And of course, the debut of Ethan Nwaneri has stolen many of the headlines. But he was not the only player to make a significant appearance in the game.
Vieira made his first Premier League start in the victory. And he went on to vindicate Arteta’s faith with an absolutely brilliant finish to make the scoreline 3-0 in the second-half.
Vieira has already shown glimpses of his quality following his summer move from Porto. And Ferdinand suggested that the 22-year-old has really caught his eye since making the switch to the Emirates in the recent window.
“Vieira’s goal, wow. Vieira’s goal was top. Lovely goal. He looks a really good player by the way, good signing,” he told his YouTube channel.
Ferdinand really impressed by Fabio Vieira
Vieira’s performance helps highlight just how big a step forward Arsenal have taken in recent months. Last season, depth was a real issue for the Gunners in a number of areas.
The squad is not the finished article just yet. But they have players such as Vieira waiting in the wings for their opportunity.
The likes of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Martin Odegaard, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Emile Smith Rowe did not start or did not feature. In previous years, losing players of that calibre would have been huge.
But Arsenal now have a really exciting squad full of amazing talents. And Vieira is most definitely one who has the potential to have a major say in how their campaign plays out.