Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has praised Arsenal attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira following his performance against Brentford, calling him a fantastic player.
Arsenal meet Brentford on Matchday 7 of the 2022/23 English Premier League season on Sunday (18 September). The Gunners won 3-0 with Vieira emerging with the game’s third goal.
Vieira, making his first league start for the Gunners against Brentford, snagged a pass from Bukayo Saka, looked up and rolled the ball home with a left foot. The 49th-minute goal made a big impression on Ferdinand, and the Englishman called time out to praise the Portuguese goal, which was well-scored. On his YouTube channel, Ferdinand said (via TheBootRoom):
“Vieira’s goal, wow. Vieira’s goal was great. Nice goal. He looks like a really good player by the way, good signing.”
Vieira, who joined the club from Porto in July 2017 for €35m, has made three appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season, scoring once.
Bukayo Saka impresses in Arsenal’s comfortable win over Brentford
At just 21, Bukayo Saka has become a respected leader in north London. The England international regularly finds a way to interfere in his side’s build-up play and has made it a habit to come up with crucial goals and assists. Saka is a formidable presence on the right flank, regularly using his pace and tricks to beat defenders.
Saka’s skills showed in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Brentford. He showed up with two assists against the Bees, setting up William Saliba and Vieira respectively. Saliba’s goal came in the 17th minute, Saka finding the defender perfect after a corner. Four minutes into the second half, Saka passed the ball to Vieira in the box and the new signing took care of the rest.
In addition to assists, Saka made three key passes, won a few tackles, and achieved a 93% passing accuracy rate (40 passes).
Over the course of the 2022/23 Premier League season, Saka has featured in seven games, scoring once and conceding four assists. The winger has yet to open his Europa League goalscoring tally this season (one appearance).
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/news-he-looks-really-good-player-way-rio-ferdinand-impressed-arsenal-star-brilliant-performance-brentford?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “He looks a really good player by the way”