Arsenal loanee now has the same number of goals as Messi this season

Nuno Tavares cannot stop scoring for his loan club, Olympique Marseille.

The left-back moved to the French club in this transfer window after the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko at Arsenal.

The Ukrainian is now the club’s first-choice left-back and Kieran Tierney is his deputy.

Tavares failed to take his chances to replace Tierney in the last campaign and that saw Arsenal add Zinchenko to their squad.

The Portugal under21 star is now looking to prove his worth in France and his early season form suggests he would do exactly that.

He scored again at the weekend when OM faced Nice and won 3-0.

His strike was his third in four league games this season, and Football London reports that he now has the same number of league goals as Lionel Messi has for PSG.

Alexis Sanchez, Matteo Guendouzi and Sead Kolasinac are three other former Arsenal players who are teammates of Tavares at OM and they featured in the game.

Nicolas Pepe was in action for their opponents and he had a very dismal outing.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Tavares is still very young and we know he has a bright future in the game.

It didn’t make sense that he would have been on the bench in this campaign and this move to OM is the best decision for him.

He should return a much better player and he could compete for a first-team spot next season.

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12 Comments

      1. NY gunner
        Truth 👍
        Will be another masterstroke if he turns into another world beater like Saliba 😉

        1. @DK the fact that Nuño has been performing well and scoring as a wingback from literally the first game,should tell people that while with us,he already had it in him,the same way Saliba was already doing it at St-Etienne,Nice and OM.i
          it’s amazing what confidence from coaches/teammates does to a player,no??

  1. We couldn’t get a tune out of him at the Emirates, but now he is lead singer for the choir at Marseille. Cheers to the choir master at Marseille! Others will say he just sings much better in french.

  2. Lol…..@NY Gooner
    Tbh they develop our players well eg Saliba and Guendouzi. Unfortunately he couldn’t return like Saliba.

  3. I’ve said this before, Tavarez is not a defender. He’s more of a winger than a defender. Once he matured his game, he’ll be unplayable because he has lots of energy and he’s a risk taker. He needs to have the right mentality to want to win always, then the sky is his starting point.

  4. Another master stroke by Mikel, hire Olex this season, loan out Nuno and ensure he gets game time, next season Tierney will be transferred for 40-50M , Nuno slots back and competes with Olex or they rotate. Proper talent management, I would call that. For those who slate Mikel, only he survived his coaching initiation with the worst worst dressing room and came out in flying colours. Think about Rooney, Lampard, Terry, Parker, Gerrard being the exception but that too with Villa, a club to make the numbers.

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