Arsenal handed Fabio Vieira boost ahead of Nurnberg friendly7 July 2022
Premier League giants Arsenal have been afforded a boost on the personnel front, amid the club’s ongoing preparations for the new season.
This comes with summer addition Fabio Vieira, it would seem, inching towards a return to full fitness.
Portuguese youth international Vieira, of course, opted to take his talents to the red half of north London late last month.
In something of a bolt from the blue, the powers that be at Arsenal swooped to tie up a deal for the now-former Porto standout, who is expected to play a key role in Mikel Arteta’s squad from next season on.
Bem-vindo, Fabio ❤️
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 21, 2022
In turn, upon word coming to the fore last week that Vieira – who is yet to even take part in his first training session with his new club – had been spotted wearing protective footwear, concern inevitably began to spread across Arsenal’s fanbase.
This came with it later revealed that the midfielder was dealing with a minor foot issue.
Fabio Vieira has a foot injury. Seen here with a protective boot on. pic.twitter.com/9YrdPkBji9
— Connor Humm (@TikiTakaConnor) July 1, 2022
As alluded to above, though, if the latest word stemming from the Arsenal camp on Thursday is anything to go by, then Vieira is seemingly closing on a return to full fitness.
As showcased in the image below, the 22-year-old was today spotted linking up with the rest of Mikel Arteta’s squad in Germany.
This comes with the Gunners primed to return to action on Friday, in a friendly meeting with Nurnberg.
Even more significant, though, is the fact that Vieira did not appear to be sporting any form of protective footwear on his previously injured left foot.
Fábio Vieira has joined up with the rest of the squad in Germany ahead of their first pre-season game against 1. FC Nürnberg tomorrow. He’s also no longer wearing a protective foot brace. 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/Gamy6JFkCc
— Connor Humm (@TikiTakaConnor) July 7, 2022
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