The ‘gunners’ announced the signing of Fabio Vieira from Porto for 35 million euros.
The 22-year-old arrives to reinforce the team’s attack, one of the areas where he is weakest at the moment after the departure of Alexandre Lacazzete.
Vieria scored seven goals and gave 16 assists in 37 games between all tournaments with the ‘dragons’ last season and was key in the achievement of the Primeira Liga and the Taça achieved by those from Conceiçao.
“I am very excited that we have identified and signed such a special talent,” Arteta told the Arsenal website.
“Fabio is a very creative player that will bring high quality and versatility to our attacking play. We welcome Fabio and his family from him to our club and are looking forward to starting work with him ahead of the new season.”
For his part, Arsenal technical director Edu said: “We’re so pleased to have completed the signing of Fabio from FC Porto,” added Arsenal technical director Edu. “Fabio is a player with special qualities who is comfortable with the ball in the final third of the pitch.
“We are all looking forward to working with him and enjoying his future contribution to Arsenal. We will now continue to work hard and are looking forward to finishing this transfer window as strongly as possible.”
Vieira was excited to join the Gunners, “I’m thrilled, of course, This is an important step forward in my career. Arsenal is a huge and historic club, so I’m delighted to be here at my new home.
The new Arsenal star added: “It [the transfer] certainly was a fast process. It was something that I was drawn to. Meeting the people at the club was a real positive for me. I’m loving it here and I’m here to give the team my all.”