New Arsenal signing Fabio Vieira has made a promise to the club’s fans after arriving from FC Porto.
It is hoped that Vieira will add further creativity to Arsenal’s attack, with the highly-rated midfielder having assited an impressive 14 goals for Porto during the 2021/22 Primera Liga campaign. And following his arrival, the Portuguese playmaker has now spoken about his ambitions in an Arsenal shirt.
It comes as Arsenal’s ‘next Thierry Henry’ has been named with the French icon’s infamous number 14 shirt set to be worn by a new player next season. And the FA has referred Granit Xhaka’s booking against Leeds United last season to the National Crime Agency following suspicious betting patterns.
Here are Mirror Football’s latest Arsenal headlines.
Vieira makes Arsenal promise
New Arsenal signing Fabio Vieira has vowed to “work, work, work” after completing his £34million move to the club.
The Portuguese playmaker arrived last week and has now opened up on his move for the first time. Vieira says he “accepted the deal because it was important for all parties” and added he has “always watched the Premier League on TV”.
And he has promised Arsenal fans he will “work, work, work” in order to make sure he is a success during his time in England.
‘Next Thierry Henry’ named
Arsenal have handed Thierry Henry’s iconic number 14 shirt to Eddie Nketiah after the striker signed a new contract with the club.
The 23-year-old’s previous deal had been set to expire this summer but the Arsenal forward has now agreed terms on a contract that will keep him at the Emirates until 2027. The forward became the central point of Arsenal’s attack towards the backend of last season, scoring five goals.
And Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has given a clear sign of his faith in the Arsenal forward after handing him Thierry Henry’s old shirt number after he signed terms on a new deal.
Xhaka’s booking investigated
Granit Xhaka’s booking in Arsenal’s rout of Leeds United last season has been reported to the National Crime Agency by the FA.
The incident, which occurred during the Gunners’ 4-1 Premier League victory at Elland Road on Saturday, December 18, was the subject of a six-month investigation. There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing from the player himself, but reports have claimed large amounts of money were placed on the player getting a booking in the final ten minutes of the game.
A bet of around £52,000 raised the alarms, which netted a pay-out of around £250,000.