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Arsenal boss Arteta explains Vieira and Turner additions

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has welcomed new signings Fabio Vieira and Matt Turner.

Arteta has revealed why he chose to snap up goalkeeper Turner from New England Revolution.

The Arsenal boss told the club's media: "Matt is a deal we did in January. We identified the possibility to strengthen the team in a position we believe was necessary.

“You will get to know him, a great character, a really special person with qualities in that goalkeeping area that we don't have, he's going to make the group and the team better."

On former Porto star Fabio Vieira, he added: "In the case of Fabio, again, a talent that when I started to look at him, I said, 'This is the type of player that I feel represents the way I want to play and the type of player we should have."

“I was on the phone with him, Edu was on the phone with him and we were all really impressed with his maturity at his age, because it's not long ago that he's made his debut with Porto.

"But again, he fits in our model, the way we want to play, the project that we are in and I'm really excited with him as well."

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