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Arsenal fans hail Fabio Vieira as a 'superb signing' after impressive performance against Bodo/Glimt

Rory O'Callaghan

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Arsenal fans hail Fabio Vieira as a 'superb signing' after impressive performance against Bodo/Glimt

Fabio Vieira produced a superb performance to help Arsenal beat Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Vieira has had to bide his time for opportunities since joining Arsenal in a £34m move from Porto in the summer, after arriving at the Premier League club with a fractured foot.

Now back to full fitness, Vieira was handed a chance to impress by manager Mikel Arteta against Bodo/Glimt.

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And he took his opportunity with both hands, scoring a goal and setting up another as Arsenal ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

The Gunners took the lead midway through the first half through Eddie Nketiah, who reacted quickest after Kieran Tierney's fiercely struck shot cannoned back off the post.

Just three minutes later it was 2-0. After Vieira saw his corner cleared by a defender, he recollected the ball and delivered the perfect cross for Rob Holding to head home.

It capped a superb first-half performance from the Portugal international, who also went close with a shot shortly before the interval.

He found things more difficult after the break as Bodo/Glimt grew into the game but he was still able to get on the scoresheet late on, firing the ball into the roof of the net after sensational work from substitute Gabriel Jesus.

Arsenal supporters were quick to praise Vieira on social media after full-time.

"Honestly we signed a quality player in Fabio Vieira," posted one fan on Twitter.

Another wrote: "A superb cross from Fabio Vieira, and a brilliant header from Holding."

"Vieira was a superb signing," added another.

While a fourth wrote: "Fabio Vieira has got some wicked crosses in that his left foot. Such a brilliant footballer, love watching him play."

Victory for Arsenal sees them move two points clear of Bodo/Glimt at the top of their Europa League group, having played a game less.

Arteta's attention will now turn to Sunday's huge Premier League clash with Liverpool at the Emirates.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Arsenal, Football, Europa League

Rory O'Callaghan
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