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Arsenal: Vieira reveals his favourite postition under Arteta

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The Gunners added Vieira to their ranks back in June.

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Arsenal’s new signing Fabio Vieira has revealed his favourite position to play under Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners added Vieira to their ranks as part of Arteta’s plans to rebuild their midfield line. A versatile midfielder, Vieira can play in several positions but prefers to participate more in attacks.

Speaking to The Athletic, he said: “The manager told me he knows I can play as a midfielder — No.8, No.10 — or on the wing, left side or right side. 

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“They know I am a versatile player. I prefer No.10. It’s my real position.”

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Asked about his decision to play in the Premier League, Vieira added: “It’s the best league in the world. England was always very attractive to me. 

“Great Portuguese players have played here: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Moutinho, Joao Cancelo. I want to follow them.

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“It was always my dream to play for Porto when I was young. But my real dream was to play in the Premier League.”

In addition to Vieira, Arsenal have added Gabriel Jesus, Matt Turner and Marquinhos to their squad this summer. Let’s see if Arteta’s summer recruitments can help the Gunners return to the Champions League at the end of the next season. 

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