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Porto have already confirmed that they’ve reached an agreement with Arsenal over the transfer of the Portugal international. Vieira scored six goals and assisted an additional 14 in only 27 Portuguese top-flight matches last season. 

The addition of Vieira will provide vital competition and creativity to Arteta’s midfield options. The Spanish head coach can also be known to need a striker despite Eddie Nketiah agreeing to increase his contract beyond this summer. 

Nketiah replaced the now departed Alexandre Lacazette for the ultimate weeks of the campaign and netted 10 goals in total in all competitions. But Arsenal’s downfall across the campaign was their lack of firepower, with Lacazette striking just 4 times. 

The North Londoners missed out on the Champions League to rivals Tottenham, who boasted much better forward options. It’s why Arsenal have been strongly linked with Man City striker Jesus. 

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