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Why Mikel Arteta’s £35m Signing is Receiving the Aaron Ramsdale Treatment

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Why Mikel Arteta’s £35m Signing is Receiving the Aaron Ramsdale Treatment


The latest Arsenal update revolves around midfielder Fabio Vieira, who has faced challenges securing playing time at the Emirates Stadium this season.

Vieira, 23, arrived at Arsenal in a notable £35 million transfer from Porto, joining a cohort of signings including Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Leandro Trossard, Jorginho, Jakub Kiwior, and Aaron Ramsdale. These acquisitions were part of Mikel Arteta’s strategy to construct a squad capable of consistently competing at the top of the Premier League.

While Arsenal has enjoyed relative success, mounting title challenges in recent seasons, Vieira’s involvement has been limited. Despite contributing mainly as a substitute last season, his playing time has diminished further this term.

Following his recovery from groin surgery, Vieira has seen just 46 minutes of action across the last nine matches in all competitions. It appears that Arteta favors other options over Vieira, evident in Emile Smith Rowe replacing him during the final stages of Arsenal’s recent Premier League encounter against Aston Villa.

As the summer transfer window approaches, Arsenal may seek to bolster their midfield, potentially marginalizing Vieira further if he remains at the Emirates Stadium. His predicament resembles that of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, another signing from the 2022/23 window.

Ramsdale, recruited from Brentford on loan, initially held the role of second choice behind David Raya. However, Raya’s ascension to the starting position has raised speculation regarding Ramsdale’s future at Arsenal. Dissatisfied with his limited opportunities, Ramsdale could seek a move elsewhere in pursuit of regular game time.

The situation suggests that Arsenal might look to offload players from their 2022/23 acquisitions to finance further squad enhancements ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Why Mikel Arteta’s £35m Signing is Receiving the Aaron Ramsdale Treatment

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