Fabio Vieira eases Arsenal fans’ concerns over foot injuries after the £34million signing reveals he will be back in full training ‘in a few days’… with the Portuguese star, who has not seen the Gunners since signing from Porto Has
- Fabio Vieira has downplayed his worries over an injury he picked up at Portugal
- The midfielder has announced that he will return to training in the next few days
- Vieira is yet to play for Arsenal in the club’s pre-season
- The 22-year-old joined the Gunners from Porto this summer for £34million
Fabio Viera has downplayed concerns over a foot injury and insisted he will return to full training next week.
Fans were concerned when a picture of the £34million summer signing emerged showing him wearing a protective boot on his left foot.
Vieira, 22, suffered during the international game with Portugal last month but is now close to returning to training.
The former Porto man has yet to appear for arsenal during preseason.
Midfielder Fabio Vieira is certain he will be back training with Arsenal ‘in the next few days’.
He said the athlete: “This is a small injury I picked up a month ago with the national team.
“Now I feel really good. I’m not training 100 percent yet, but I run. I’m improving day by day. And in a few days I’ll be back in full training with my teammates.”
The versatile midfielder joined Arsenal in June and already knows where he wants to play in Mikel Arteta’s team.
Vieira impressed in Portugal last season, scoring 16 goals in 39 games in all competitions and scoring seven.
The 22-year-old signed a £34million contract for Arsenal from Porto in June
Vieira has yet to appear for the Gunners in preseason but expects to be there soon
I’m an attacking player,” he said. “I like making the last pass and helping teammates score. And I also like to score goals.
“The manager told me he knew I could play as a midfielder – No8, No10 – or on the wing, left or right.
“You know I’m a versatile player. I prefer number 10. It’s my real position.’
The 22-year-old has also hinted that despite his diminutive height of 5ft 7in, he’s not worried about adapting to Premier League physicality as he believes his intelligence on the pitch will help him a lot.
Edu (left) was able to convince Vieira (right) that Arsenal’s project was the right one for him
He said: “It’s a big challenge. The Premier League is more intense, more physical. I’m not a physical player so I have to work hard and build my physique.
“But for me, my intelligence and my quality are the most important things. In Portugal I never had a problem with the physical side.
“Before the ball comes to me, I have to watch and think about what’s going to happen next. Intelligence is one of my qualities.
“It’s the best league in the world. England has always attracted me very much. Great Portuguese players have played here. I want to follow them.’
Arsenal have also signed the likes of Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus in what has been a productive summer so far for the Gunners.