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Arsenal have completed the signing of Fabio Vieira from Porto, the English Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday.

Arsenal announced that the attacking midfielder has signed a long-term deal and will wear the No. 21 shirt.

Technical Director Edu said in the club statement:

We’re so pleased to have completed the signing of Fabio from FC Porto. Fabio is a player with special qualities who is comfortable with the ball in the final third of the pitch.

We are all looking forward to working with him and enjoying his future contribution to Arsenal.

We will now continue to work hard and are looking forward to finishing this transfer window as strongly possible.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta added:

I am very excited that we have identified and signed such a special talent. Fabio is a very creative player that will bring high quality and versatility to our attacking play.

We welcome Fabio and his family to our club and are looking forward to starting work with him ahead of the new season.

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Vieira played a key role as Porto lifted the Portuguese Liga title for a 30th time last season, in which the midfielder scored seven goals and recorded 16 assists in all competitions.

He also made five appearances in Europe last term, including two Champions League group stage games and four appearances in the Europa League knockout stages.

By Amara

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