Report: Arsenal Full-Back ‘Close’ To Loan Move Away

By The Editor
on 28th July 2022

Nuno Tavares set for a loan move to Marseille…


Arsenal full-back Nuno Tavares is closing in on a loan move to Marseille as Mikel Arteta looks to trim his squad following the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko, the Daily Express reports.

Marseille’s interest in Tavares dates back a few weeks, with David Ornstein reporting that a loan move was possible if we brought in a player in that position.

While Lisandro Martinez was the primary target at the time, we have since switched gears and brought in four-time Premier League winner Zinchenko.

It means, with Kieran Tierney nearing full fitness, we now have quite the overload in that left-back area and with Tavares struggling in his first full season at the club, playing elsewhere on a weekly basis could do his development a world of good.

According to various reports, Arsenal are unwilling to include a buy option in any loan deal – be it obligatory or an optional one – which illustrates that the club still see a long-term future for the Portuguese starlet.

Rumours will continue to be rife about outgoings after Arteta admitted that the focus at this stage of the window is clearing the squad of some numbers.

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