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Date:19th September 2022 at 6:30pm
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Fabio Vieira, who was one of Arsenal’s goalscorers in the win at Brentford, has reacted to his first goal in a Gunners’ shirt.

THE LOWDOWN: FIRST GOAL

Fabio Vieira was handed his full Premier League debut by Mikel Arteta at the weekend. He came in for injured skipper Martin Odegaard in the attacking midfield role and did not look unfazed a bit.

The Portuguese midfielder, who recently made his debut against Manchester United, made his first start and rewarded the manager’s trust with a wonderful goal at the Community Stadium on Sunday. Prior to the game on Sunday, he also played some minutes in the Europa League, where he started away against FC Zurich.

THE LATEST: “I WAS LUCKY”

Fabio Vieira enjoyed his full Premier League debut, scoring a beauty of a strike from outside the area to seal a 3-0 win at Brentford.

The 22-year-old finished the game on a high with a quality finish to match his performance in the second half of the match.

After the game, Fabio spoke to Arsenal Media about his first goal for the club.

“It was lucky!” Fabio joked about his strike, but Gabriel Martinelli added: “Don’t say that. He’s been practising that shot every single day, so it’s not luck.”

Fabio continued: “I’m really happy of course to score my first goal with this club. We’ve started this season really well and we need to keep doing this. Everybody plays, everybody knows what they have to do on the pitch and we need to keep doing this.”

THE VERDICT: GREAT PROSPECT

Fabio has spent a lot of time outside the squad since making his switch in the summer. He missed the first two games of the season, and returned to the matchday squad in the next three but did not get to play. His first set of minutes came against Manchester United.

Against Brentford just days after his first full debut in the Europa League, the 22-year-old really went a notch higher and gave a performance worth talking about. He ensured the Gunners did not miss skipper Martin Odegaard in the game.

With his goal threat, Arsenal and Mikel Arteta will hope to see more of this performance from him.