Arsenal star and BT sports commentator Martin Keown praised the performance of the team’s new aid Thomas. He said that this midfielder reminded himself of Vieira.
Early this morning, Arsenal defeated Vienna Rapid 2-1 in the Europa League group stage. The Gunners summer new aid Thomas started the game and performed well, winning Keon’s affirmation.
Keon said: "I think when you see a player who immediately brings some good qualities to the team, you will know that Thomas wants to play and create something for the team. He is so silky and smooth. Excellent, you can see him everywhere on the court."
Keon said that Thomas would ask his teammates for the ball in the backcourt, and then intentionally take the ball to advance, which reminded him of Vieira: "In my opinion, Thomas is very much like Vieira in this respect. He drives with the ball. And create opportunities for the team."