Mikel Arteta has described Nuno Tavares as a “younger participant with nice promise” after the defender joined Arsenal from Benfica on the weekend.
The 21-year-old has penned a long-term contract with the north London facet and his transfer, which had been reported within the media for a while, was lastly formally introduced on Saturday.
The left-back will now be trying to compete with Kieran Tierney for a spot within the Arsenal line-up subsequent season and within the years to return.
Nuno Tavares made 24 appearances in all competitions final season and he’s a product of Benfica’s youth academy.
Arteta has now revealed his delight at seeing the Gunners full a deal to convey Tavares to the north London facet and the Arsenal boss feels that the Portugal Under-21 worldwide brings a lot of potential to The Emirates.
Speaking to Arsenal’s web site, Arteta mentioned: “We welcome Nuno to the membership. He is a younger participant with nice promise who has developed very effectively with Benfica in latest seasons and has additionally proven his high quality by being a part of Portugal Under-21s.
“Nuno’s arrival will give the squad additional energy and choices in defence, significantly with this power on the left facet of the pitch.
“We stay up for Nuno’s arrival quickly, his integration into the Arsenal household and taking part in in entrance of our unbelievable supporters.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal technical director Edu added: “Nuno is a gifted younger participant who was needed by quite a few golf equipment throughout Europe.
“He will present sturdy back-up within the left-back place. We stay up for him rising and creating with us and changing into an essential member of the first-team squad.”
Arsenal want to problem for a top-four end within the Premier League subsequent season after they ended up in eighth place and and not using a trophy final season beneath Arteta.
The Gunners haven’t gained the Premier League title since their well-known unbeaten triumph again in 2003-04.
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