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Official: Arsenal confirm second summer signing as Fabio Vieira joins from Porto

Official: Arsenal confirm second summer signing as Fabio Vieira joins from Porto | 101 Great Goals

Official: Arsenal confirm second summer signing as Fabio Vieira joins from Porto | 101 Great Goals

Official: Arsenal confirm second summer signing as Fabio Vieira joins from Porto

Arsenal have confirmed their second signing of the summer transfer window, with Fabio Vieira joining the club from Porto in a deal worth up to 40m euros.

The 22-year-old arrives after a strong season in Portugal, where he racked up 6 goals and 14 assists in 27 top-flight appearances and is set to provide competition both in central midfield and in the wide areas as Mikel Arteta looks to increase his options.

He becomes Arsenal’s second signing, after 19-year-old Marquinhos joined the club from Sao Paulo, with the Gunners expected to do far more business before the summer window is over.

Vieira will wear the no.21 shirt for his new club, which was vacated by Calum Chambers in January when he departed the club.

Gabriel Jesus and Raphinha next?

Despite strong rumours surrounding Youri Tielemans this summer, it is understood that the Gunners have cooled their interest in the Leicester City midfielder for now as they look to do the more tricky deals early in the window.

That certainly applies to Raphinha, with the Leeds United winger joining the club as soon as the end of the week if reports are to be believed, though perhaps more cautionary reports suggest that while contact is certainly there, nothing has been agreed between the parties.

Official: Arsenal confirm second summer signing as Fabio Vieira joins from Porto

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Meanwhile, Arsenal continue to close in on Gabriel Jesus, with Mikel Arteta’s side now clear favourites for his signature and ‘very very close’ to completing the deal, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

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They are also expected to return with an improved bid for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, who they believe offers cover at centre-back as well as at left-back, and who could move for a fee of around £35m.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 AFC Bournemouth
2 Arsenal FC
3 Aston Villa
4 Brentford FC
5 Brighton & Hove Albion
6 Chelsea FC
7 Crystal Palace
8 Everton FC
9 Fulham FC
10 Leeds United
11 Leicester City
12 Liverpool FC
13 Manchester City
14 Manchester United
15 Newcastle United
16 Nottingham Forest
17 Southampton FC
18 Tottenham Hotspur
19 West Ham United
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 23
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 23
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 18
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 17
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 16
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 15
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 14
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 13
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 12
Maddison, James Leicester City 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 11
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 11
Richarlison Everton FC 11
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 11
Raphinha Leeds United 11
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 11
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