star Bruno Fernandes is hoping fellow Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira will enjoy success at new club .
The Gunners completed their first major transfer of the summer last week as they confirmed the arrival of Vieira from Porto in deal worth £34million.
The signing follows deals for goalkeeper and winger Marquinhos, while more recruits are expected to come through the doors at the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Vieira, who is predominantly an attacking midfielder like Fernandes, registered six goals and 14 assists last season.
Fernandes wants his compatriot, who he believes ‘has a lot of quality,’ to shine for the Gunners, but not when he comes up against the Red Devils.
‘I welcome all Portuguese players who go abroad, I hope he can shine to the fullest, except against me,’ Fernandes told reporters in Portugal.
‘Fábio has a lot of quality and has been demonstrating that, whether in the FC Porto is in the Under-21s, he has had good numbers and good performances.
‘I hope he succeeds like all the Portuguese out there. We have to start valuing what is ours and I hope that Fábio manages to be as good as possible, despite of waiting to stay ahead.’
The north London club are set to unveil Gabriel Jesus as their brand new striker signing imminently.
On Thursday, ahead of a £45m move from Manchester City.
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