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Nuno Tavares Joins Arsenal From Benfica

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Arsenal FC has announced the acquisition of Portuguese left-back, Nuno Tavares from Benfica.

The London club were ecstatic as they announced the official transfer on their social media platform.

Tavares is a 21-year old portuguese player who has impressed for Benfica last season. The left-back is an academy graduate of Benfica who later starred for the senior team.

The Portuguese international made his first appearance for Benfica against rivals Sporting Lisbon in a Portuguese Super Cup win in August 2019.

Over the course of two seasons, the promising left-back made 25 senior appearances for the Portuguese club.

He was in the matchday squad for both matches Arsenal played against Benfica in last season’s Europa League last-32, coming on as a late substitute in the second leg.

The young defender, who will wear the number 20 shirt, will join up with his new Arsenal team-mates in the coming days after travelling from Portugal and completing the current isolation regulations for international arrivals into the UK.

Commenting on the new signing Mikel Arteta said: “We welcome Nuno to the club. He is a young player with great promise who has developed very well with Benfica in recent seasons and has also shown his quality by being part of Portugal Under-21s.

“Nuno’s arrival will give the squad extra strength and options in defence, particularly with this energy on the left side of the pitch. We look forward to Nuno’s arrival soon, his integration into the Arsenal family and playing in front of our fantastic supporters.”

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