Nigel Winterburn hails Fabio Vieira as complete on Arsenal’s Premier League debut | football

Arsenal’s Fabio Vieira scored a stunning goal against Brentford on Sunday (Image: Getty)

Nigel Winterburn admits he “didn’t expect” Fabio Vieira’s “impressive” full Premier League debut for Arsenal.

Vieira jokingly called his stunning goal against Brentford “lucky” as the attacking midfielder scored on his full Premier League debut on Sunday.

The 22-year-old, who joined the Gunners in a £34m deal this summer from Porto in his country, has been forced to wait for minutes this season and was an unused substitute in Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth. Fulham” and Aston Villa.

But Vieira came off the bench during their defeat Manchester United – played the last 16 minutes – and got his first start for the Gunners League of Europe win over FC Zurich last week.

Mikel Arteta made his Premier League debut on Sunday as Arsenal beat Brentford 3-0 to return to the top of the Premier League table, with Vieira scoring a stunning 49th-minute long-range strike.

“He was impressive,” Winterburn said Free super parades. “We saw in the Europa League that he looked a bit off the pace and that’s only because he didn’t get much playing time.

“He had that injury and of course he is a new player so there is a new system and way of playing to learn.

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“I completely understand that and why he wasn’t up to it in his first start last week.

“But I thought his performance against Brentford was impressive and I’ll admit I wasn’t expecting it from what I’d seen before.

“It looked like he might need a bit of time to settle in, but it was a good performance.

“He looks confident on the ball; he can pick out a pass and of course it was a great finish at Brentford.

“Now we’re looking for that on a regular basis and that’s what he’s going to be hoping for.”

Premier League leaders Arsenal return to action on October 1 when they host Tottenham in the first north London derby of the season.

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Nigel Winterburn hails Fabio Vieira as complete on Arsenal's Premier League debut | football

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