Emile Smith Rowe has spoken out about his admiration for brand new team-mate Fabio Vieira, likening the brand new Arsenal signing to Manchester Metropolis’s Bernardo Silva.
The Gunners moved so as to add the Portuguese midfielder to their squad after a formidable season for Porto final time period, the place he notched up seven targets and 16 assists, and he now has the prospect to attempt to showcase his skills within the English high flight.
It is going to be fascinating to see which position supervisor Mikel Arteta has in thoughts for Vieira, with him in a position to function as an AM or out broad, but when Smith Rowe’s feedback are something to go by, he may effectively be set to characteristic extra on the wing after he was likened to Bernardo Silva.
‘He’s very comparable [to Silva],” Emile advised reporters within the US (through the DailyMail). “He’s an excellent passer of the ball, his left foot is excellent and he likes to create targets and rating them himself.
‘I’ve already performed towards him at worldwide stage, so I can’t converse extremely sufficient of him, and the followers ought to be actually excited.
‘On the Euro Beneath-21s, they [Portugal] beat us 2-0 and he was unbelievable in that sport.’
Contemplating each Emile and Fabio are prone to be in direct competitors for the AM and wider roles, that is huge reward certainly from the Englishman. Smith Rowe was amongst our greatest performers final time period earlier than struggling with Covid and accidents again in December, and he struggled to interrupt again into the first-team amidst a wealthy vein of type for Gabriel Martinelli.
Competitors are set to be much more fierce going into the brand new marketing campaign, albeit with extra competitions to share out the workload, and I’m definitely excited to see all people get their likelihood, and Vieira definitely appears like he has each likelihood of creating a big effect for our membership.
I’m unsure likening him to Bernardo Silva is one thing that I might deal with an excessive amount of, however he does appear suited to the way in which by which we prefer to play, and he ought to be greater than in a position to fill in out broad or in behind the striker and be an asset for us.
Who do you suppose is most liable to dropping minutes to Vieira this season?