Arsenal boss Arteta urges patience amid Vieira frustration

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says they must be patient with Fabio Vieira.

The midfielder struggled in their Carabao Cup defeat to Brighton this week.

Following the clash, the Arsenal boss was quizzed on the Portuguese star’s development and whether supporters should begin to be worry about the new signing’s form.

Arteta said: “I think in front of goal he’s been unlucky because in the past two games he could have scored a few goals.

“But every player needs time to adapt obviously. When he played against Brentford away from home and he’s surrounded with players he’s more familiar with it’s a bit easier.

“We’ve asked him to play lots of different positions as well because of the needs that we have in the squad,” the Spaniard added. “But, I’m not worried at all.”

Arteta was then asked whether he thinks Vieira has settled in at London Colney.

He replied: “Well he missed a big part because he was injured for two and a half months and he missed the whole preseason and didn’t have any preseason. I think that period in the World Cup is going to make him very good.”