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Arsenal ponder Nuno Tavares future: Over before it began?

Upon arrival in North London, Nuno Tavares’ signing was viewed as a major coup for Arsenal considering the wealth of interest in the full-back. “He will provide strong back-up in the left-back position,” said technical director Edu before adding: “We look forward to him growing and developing with us and becoming an important member of the first-team squad.” [Sky Sports]
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Arsenal’s top-four pursuit could be decided by the chaos of Nuno Tavares

A flat Arsenal had little spring in their step against West Ham but grace is hardly a necessity when attempting to clear the hurdles that stand between Mikel Arteta’s side and a place in the top four. “In England you say win ugly,” the manager said, with a hint of pre-permascowl Mourinho. “But I am extremely happy to see a team win ugly.” They have taken another precarious step towards a coveted Champions League spot, owing to fine defensive and unlikely goalscoring displays from Rob Holding and Gabriel Magalhaes, but there can be no mistaking that a West Ham side...
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Nuno Tavares and Takehiro Tomiyasu bringing chaos and calm to improving Arsenal

A stodgy first half at the Emirates Stadium was memorable for the unusual sound that could be heard when Nuno Tavares received the ball a few minutes before the break. In an unexpected twist on the customary demands of players to strike the ball towards goal, a significant number of Arsenal supporters instead implored their left-back to refrain.
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What “a great debut” (and a great goal too) from Nuno Tavares

The signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica was not highly acclaimed by Arsenal fans, especially as he is only 21 years-old and his price of just 7million didn’t excite Gooners very much. Furthermore, we were told that he would be initially utilised as a backup to the excellent young Scotsman...
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Mikel Arteta hails ‘great debut’ from Nuno Tavares

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was pleased with Nuno Tavares’s scoring debut in the 2-2 friendly draw with Rangers at Ibrox. The 21-year-old Portuguese left-back, signed from Benfica last weekend, levelled in the 23rd minute with a drive from close range after Gers defender Leon Balogun had opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a header from a James Tavernier corner.
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Arsenal sign Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares to back-up Kieran Tierney

Arsenal have signed Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares on a long-term deal, the north London club announced on Saturday. ESPN reported last month that Arsenal were in talks to sign Tavares. The club said the 21-year-old defender will be viewed as a back-up option to left-back Kieran Tierney, who signed a new long-term contract with the club last month.
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Nuno Tavares: Arsenal sign left-back from Benfica in £8m deal

Arsenal have signed Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares in a deal worth about £8m. The 21-year-old, who played against Arsenal in the Europa League last season, is the Gunners' first signing of the summer. He made 25 first-team appearances for the Lisbon club and also been capped for Portugal Under-21s. "He...
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Arsenal complete £7m signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica

The 21-year-old defender becomes the Gunners' first signing of the summer. Arsenal have signed Portugal Under-21 full-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica for £7m ($9.7m). The 21-year-old, a graduate of Benfica's youth system, has signed a five-year deal to become the Gunners' first signing of the summer. He is currently in...
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Arsenal finally confirm the signing of Nuno Tavares – First of many?

Arsenal have finally announced their first senior signing of the summer, with the confirmation on the official Arsenal website that Nuno Tavares is now a Gunner. The Gunners Technical director Edu said: “Nuno is a talented young player who was wanted by a number of clubs across Europe. He will provide strong back-up in the left-back position. We look forward to him growing and developing with us and becoming an important member of the first-team squad.”
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Nuno Tavares: Ranking Arsenal's top five African players

Following the Gunners' acquisition of the 21-year-old, Goal looks at the players from the continent who have shone for the club. The 21-year-old became Arsenal's first signing of the summer after completing a £7 million move from Benfica on Saturday. Tavares is of Cape Verdean descent and he is still...
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