Arsenal have completed the signing of Fabio Vieira from Porto for a reported fee of €40million and all that is left is for the North London club to fully announce the deal on their social media platforms. And we are today going to take a look at how Mikel Arteta will set up his Arsenal team next season with Fabio Vieira in the starting eleven.
Arsenal’s likely acquisitions like Gabriel Jesus and Youri Tielemans are not considered in this predicted lineup but rather the current squad of the gunners.
PREDICTED ARSENAL LINEUP WITH NEW SIGNING FABIO VIEIRA
Ramsdale, Tierney, Gabriel, White, Tomiyasu, Xhaka, Partey, Martinelli, Vieira, Saka, Nketiah
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has shown that he hopes to make the 4-2-3-1 formation he’s main formation and the arrival of Fabio Vieira will likely not make him change that even if that means both Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe get benched.
Fabio Vieira is an attacking midfielder but what will differentiate him from the current ones at Arsenal is that they are left footed players and Arteta’s team has mostly had a left footed starting eleven but he will will now get one who would help the gunners start creating more attacking plays on the right.
Emile Smith Rowe can sometimes play on the left flank and so Fabio Vieira will definitely be directly competing with Martin Odegaard, and Mikel Arteta did say that he wants to have two good players for every position on the pitch.