What did Paul Merson say?
Speaking to sportskeeda, the former Arsenal great said, “Fabio Vieira came on against Manchester United and made a good impact, but Arsenal need to bounce back after their first defeat of the season last weekend.
“Vieira looks like an exciting player, but I just hope they play their best team and don’t look to experiment for the sake of it.”
Analyzing Fabio Vieira’s performances against Man United and FC Zurich
In the game against [team 19], Vieira came on in the second half when Arsenal were 2-1 down. Unfortunately, just a few seconds after his introduction, which was a part of a triple substitution, Arsenal conceded again. He was on the pitch for just sixteen minutes, and we could see what sort of player he could become for [team 19].
He attempted 2 shots with one of them on target. [player 5270497] completed both of his dribbles attempted and impressively won both of the ground duels he was involved in. The Portuguese lost possession on 6 occasions, which is not great, but it tells us that he was trying risky passes when his side desperately needed a couple of goals.
Against [team 389] in the [league 5], he made his full debut for the club. He stayed on the pitch for 69 minutes before being taken off by Arteta. It was an impressive performance by the 22-year-old.
He completed 2 key passes, 2/2 long balls and recorded a 91% passing accuracy while on the pitch. Vieira was involved in 3 shot-creating actions and 1 goal-creating action and recorded 4 progressive carries against FC Zurich.
Both the performances weren’t amazing, but we could see what type of player Vieira is. He is an attacking midfielder, silky on the ball and creative. He likes to try harder things, which a manager loves in a young midfielder as he is not trying to simply have pleasuring stats but is giving importance to his effectiveness on the pitch.
[coach 307] hasn’t yet played him and [player 26823] at the same time, which is something that the fans will hope changes in the future. To have two players on the pitch with that level of creativity and ability would be highly exciting for Arsenal fans.
Author: Devashish Akolekar