Arsenal continues its great form. Mikel Arteta's team won against Oxford United (3:0) in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Fabio Vieira was one of the best in the match, and with two assists he showed that he is a huge boost for Arsenal.
“He has the quality,” Arteta said, as quoted by ITV Sport.
“He is a really creative player and has the capacity to decide games in the final third. The moment we got him into the right spaces he made the difference." Karen Carney, a former Arsenal player, also praised Vieira.
“The delivery is phenomenal. Every defender is petrified of that. You've just got to get your head on that. It's horrible because you the keeper can't come out. You can practice that all day and it won't get better than that.
It's perfection." The Spanish expert is satisfied with the way his team played. “They make it difficult, they compete really well and you have to be patient. We were patient and we found the right openings and the goals helped us to control the game better in the last 20 minutes”.
Difficult challenges await them now. They will play against City in February, but Arteta does not want to put pressure on his team. “We go game by game,” said Arteta.
“We have a big game against Spurs and we will prepare for that one first”.
Nketiah has shown that he is a great replacement for Jesus. “We knew it would not be easy,” Nketiah told ITV.
“It is a tough ground, good crowd and a tough pitch to play on. We had to stay patient, we had to up the level as it wasn't good enough from us in the first half and I think we did that in the second.
Every player wants to play whatever the competition. I am grateful for the opportunities and I just want to keep working and keep helping the team."