Arsenal fans praised Fabio Vieira for his performance in the Premier League’s 3-1 home win over Burnley on Saturday (November 11).
The Gunners resumed their winning ways at the Emirates Stadium after suffering their first league defeat of the season against Newcastle United last weekend. After a cagey first half, Mikel Arteta’s side broke the deadlock through Leandro Trossard just before half-time.
Oleksandr Zinchenko made it 3-1 with 16 minutes left. Despite Vieira being sent off with seven minutes left for a poor challenge on Brownhill, the Gunners were level on points with Manchester City at the top of the table but fell behind on goal difference.
Fans are understandably unhappy with the 23-year-old Vieira Because of his ill-timed and ill-advised challenge, which could have jeopardized his team’s chances of taking all three points. One of them tweeted:
“Fabio Vieira, he had a tumultuous time at this club”
Another person chimed in:
“Fabio Vieira came on the pitch and asked to do what Havertz was doing, but more creatively. He had a poor performance on the pitch, didn’t really offer anything and got himself sent off. But everyone will tell you Havertz had a bad day and say nothing about him.”
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Vieira has played 13 games for the Gunners this season, contributing 1 goal and 3 assists.
‘We played a good team’ – Burnley manager Vincent Kompany praises Arsenal
Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has praised Mikel Arteta for his outstanding job at Arsenal since taking charge four years ago.
The Spaniard, a former Arsenal player, transformed the club’s fortunes and almost ended a nearly two-year Premier League title drought last season before falling just short.
Arteta’s side have made an impressive start to the new season – finishing second in the table after beating Burnley. Kompany said after the game at the Emirates Stadium (as reported by the BBC):
“There is no doubt that we played a good team. The way Mikel led the team worked very well. To express our performance, we relied on other factors such as luck or individual moments, but in the two sets , that is not the case.”
Arsenal travel to Brentford on November 25, when the Premier League resumes after the international break.