Jack Wilshere has rated Arsenal’s resolution to signal Fabio Vieira in a 40m euros (£34.2m) deal from Porto.
The Gunners made swift progress on a deal to signal Vieira, with the Portuguese midfielder set to bear his medical on Friday.
Vieira supplied 14 assists in Primeira Liga final season – greater than every other participant – and has been capped 21 instances by Portugal Beneath-21s, voted participant of the match eventually 12 months’s European U21 Championship.
The 22-year-old will change into Arsenal’s third summer time signing following American goalkeeper Matt Turner and Brazilian ahead Marquinhos.
Mikel Arteta was eager to signal a midfielder this summer time after watching his facet battle within the aftermath of Thomas Partey’s harm blow final season.
For a lot of the season Arteta’s facet appeared heading in the right direction for a top-four end however they fell away in the direction of the top of the marketing campaign to complete fifth, two factors behind north London rivals Tottenham.
Requested about Arsenal’s transfer for Vieira, Wilshere mentioned on talkSPORT: ‘I will probably be trustworthy, I haven’t heard an excessive amount of about him however I appeared him up on YouTube once I noticed the information break.
‘He seems to be good. Everybody seems to be good on YouTube however he seems to be like he has bought a bit about him. Six objectives and 14 assists from midfield. That’s spectacular.
‘All of us knew that Arsenal needed to make some signings as a result of they’re in Europe. They should get an even bigger squad, so they’re making strikes, which is sweet.’
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