Arsenal has completed the signing of Fábio Vieira from Porto. Coach Mikel Arteta described the Portuguese midfielder as a “special talent”.

Vieira came through Porto’s youth system and helped Sergio Conceição’s side win the league and cup double last season.

He scored six goals and provided 14 assists, costing Arsenal 35 million euros (30 million euros) plus a 5 million euro transfer fee.

The 22-year-old signed a “long-term contract” with the London club.

“This is an important step in my career,” Vieira said. “Arsenal is a great and historic club, and I am very happy to be here in my new home. I feel like it’s the right step in my career. I think it will be really good for me and I have no regrets. I’m very happy to be here.”

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Vieira will wear the number 21 jersey and is Arsenal’s second new signing this summer after 19-year-old Brazilian striker Marquinhos from São Paulo.

Arsenal are now expected to make a bid for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, who is the club’s top target this summer. City reportedly want £50 million for the Brazilian international.

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“I am very excited that we have identified and signed such a special talent,” said Arteta. “Fábio is a very creative player that will bring high quality and versatility to our attacking play. We welcome Fábio and his family to our club and are looking forward to starting work with him ahead of the new season.”

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Arsenal’s technical director, Edu, added: “We’re so pleased to have completed the signing of Fabio. He is a player with special qualities who is comfortable with the ball in the final third of the pitch. We are all looking forward to working with him and enjoying his future contribution to Arsenal.”