Nuno Tavares is continuing to show Arsenal just what they are missing after netting his second goal in two games for Marseille. The Gunners loanee followed up his strike against State Reims last weekend with another in the Ligue 1 outfit’s 1-1 draw with Brest on Sunday.
After a somewhat unconvincing first season in the Premier League, Tavares was allowed out on loan to gain further top-level experience by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta this summer. The Spaniard made no secret of his desire to reinforce in the left-back area and moved to sign the versatile Oleksandr Zinchenko before sanctioning Tavares’ loan switch to Marseille.
However, the Portuguese full-back has promptly set about proving he may well be good enough to feature in Arsenal’s first-team. The 22-year-old Benfica product made a scintillating start to his loan stint with the French outfit last weekend, netting the second in his new side’s 4-1 win over Stade Reims in Marseille’s Ligue 1 season opener.
If that wasn’t enough to catch Arteta’s eye, the full-back has followed up his debut strike with a second goal in as many matches for his new side. Tavares opened the scoring away to Brest on Sunday evening, volleying home at the back-post after ghosting into the box following a well-worked Marseille corner routine.
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