Arsenal loaned out Nuno Tavares to Marseille over the summertime transfer window but didn’t grant one particular ask for the player had when the deal was agreed.
Tavares only joined Arsenal in the summer time of 2021 but failed to nail down a position in the to start with crew for the Gunners, and has now been loaned out to the Ligue 1 facet.
He has had a fine start out in France, scoring three goals in 6 matches for them, all of which have occur in Ligue 1, and he’s proving his quality in the south coast.
He has now spoken about his time at the Emirates Stadium, and the clause in his loan agreement that Arsenal refused to insert when the deal was created.
Arsenal refused clause
“At Arsenal, I do not know if it was a challenge of levels of competition with Kieran Tierney. And for me, that is not even the issue. I arrived to Marseille to eventually be in a position to participate in in my place,” the Portuguese claimed.
“By signing with Marseille, I needed to have an choice to buy, but Arsenal refused. With my agents, we constantly preferred this invest in selection, but not Arsenal. Now I am at Marseille, and with or without the need of an selection, I am joyful.”
The former Benfica male continued, believing that Marseille will give him the chance to play in far more competitions, and that he wouldn’t have been applied as significantly at Arsenal: “At Arsenal, I would have possibly only performed in the cup.”
Only Neymar and Kylian Mbappé have scored much more Ligue 1 goals this season than Nuno Tavares. pic.twitter.com/SyNxmv5pDl
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He added: “I arrived to Marseille to engage in in my position, in the Champions League, in the league and in the cup [competition]. Marseille gave me this possibility.”
Tavares played 28 times last season but confronted level of competition from Kieran Tierney, and with Oleksandr Zinchenko now obtaining signed for Arsenal, the battle for locations would’ve been more durable.
The left-back again even now has 3 many years left on his contract at Arsenal and a return to the Gunners subsequent season will see him enter a combat for a 1st-workforce location however yet again.