Fabio Vieira may have been ruled out of the Under-21 European Championships due to injury but Arsenal have confirmed that he should be fine in the next two weeks.
The Portuguese midfielder was due to captain his country in Georgia and Romania but was withdrawn from the squad yesterday following a medical assessment.
“I tried everything to be ready to play for my country,” Fabio told Arsenal.com.
“I love to play for Portugal, but, unfortunately, it was not possible. I didn’t feel on top to play and help the team and the medical staff agreed.
“The most important thing is my health and this precaution was taken to reduce any risks. Now is the time to rest and be 100 per cent ready for pre-season, and next season.”
Vieira arrived at Arsenal last summer with a foot problem and wasn’t able to participate in any of the club’s pre-season friendlies. He later had to feel his way into the season via game time with Arsenal’s academy youngsters and minutes in the Europa League.
It’s good to hear his current issue – which the club have not been specific about – isn’t serious. He really needs a strong summer to carry momentum into the 23/24 campaign.