Gary Neville says Mikel Arteta does not trust forgotten Arsenal signing
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville accepts that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta doesn’t confide in midfielder Fabio Vieira.
The Gunners played out a goalless draw against Newcastle United at home in the Premier League on Tuesday, December 3. The hosts overwhelmed the game with 67% possession and 17 shots on goal however couldn’t separate the Jaybirds’ fearless protection.
While Arsenal attempted to make clear goalscoring possibilities, Arteta made only one replacement in the game. He welcomed on right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu for Ben White as midfielder Vieira stayed on the seat.
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Neville accepts that the Spanish manager has little to no faith in the Portuguese midfielder to work on the team. Talking on Sky Sports, he said:
“Arteta, he takes a gander at £34 million Vieira on his seat and doesn’t welcome him on, so he doesn’t have confidence that he will further develop the team that was out there. Fabio Vieira cost £34million. Mikel clearly thought he would’ve debilitated the side by welcoming him on.”
Talking about Arsenal’s playing style, Neville featured how they construct their attacks from midfield as opposed to placing crosses in the container. He said:
“They truly do depend on the ideal pass and the string, they haven’t got full-backs that convey great crosses, they haven’t got a midfield player that switches play or plays De Bruyne-style crosses.”
“They’re continuously depending on the short pieces of play around the case, which Newcastle to be fair safeguarded so well thus versatilely thus minimalistically, made it so challenging for them, and they didn’t have one more arrangement off the seat.”
Arsenal marked Vieira from FC Porto the previous summer for £34 million. He has shown up for the club, contributing two goals and two helps.
Mikel Arteta lauds Arsenal’s performance following their draw against Newcastle United
While it finished in a goalless draw, the Gunners were the greatly improved side in attack. Be that as it may, Newcastle safeguarded really well and endeavored to stir things up around town on the counter.
In any case, Arsenal put in a decent execution and manager Arteta repeated the opinion, as he told the club’s site:
“I’m so glad for the young men, the manner in which we played, the manner in which we ruled the game, the methodology we had all along and where we took he game. We surrendered nothing I think.”
“We created such countless circumstances that we ought to have completed a piece better. We coming up short on flash, that last pushed, that last conveyance in the case to complete the activity and afterward clearly there were two shocking punishments.”
Arsenal are presently eight points clear at the highest point of the Premier League table before Manchester City face Chelsea away on Thursday (December 5).
The Gunners will next confront Oxford United away in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday, January 9.