Arsenal man named one of the fastest players in the Champions League this season

Nuno Tavares left Arsenal on loan in the last transfer window as the Gunners wanted him to earn regular playing time.

The move to Olympique Marseille offered a chance to play in the Champions League, a competition Arsenal has not been in since 2017.

The left-back has been ever-present in the OM team domestically and in Europe so far and he has been named one of the fastest players in the UCL.

A report on The Sun reveals Arsenal target and Shakthar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk is the fastest player in the competition this season.

He is followed by Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, AC Milan’s Rafael Leao and Federico Valverde of Real Madrid complete the top four.

However, Tavares comes fifth on the list after clocking a speed of around 36.2kmh.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Tavares is a speedster and he is one of our fastest players, but we need more than that from the Portugal under21 international.

The left-back must show he has what it takes to be the complete player for us before we give him another chance at the Emirates.

This loan move offers him a chance to become better and master the parts of his game that are lacking in quality.

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5 Comments

  1. They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure Tavares has already shown that he can play in the highest level of football which is the champions League and that is what every Gunner fan wish that we could qualify this season and Marseille coaches have trasted him to play in all the champions League game and has also played in a lot of league one matches the only thing Nuno should learn is more on the defensive side of his game which is the only weakness every arsenal fan know.

    1. Sometimes you can’t have it all. He will fit in well in some tactics for sure. Better be a master in some qualities which some coaches can utilize than be average all round. My opinion.

    2. He’s been heavily criticised in French media of late once his early goals dried up so it’s not going swimmingly for him at all at Marseille yet. I hope he improves 2nd half of the season as a bare minimum it’s extra resale value.

      Will also add every Arsenal fan will know that his decision-making in the final 3rd also left a lot to be desired as well as the quality of his final balls. He was very much head down, run shoot (far too often with good passing options) or just cross-blind a lot for us.

      The charging runs look great but if you just try a pot shot that only goes in if you catch it perfectly or a blind cross it’s pointless.

  2. The greatest LBs do well going forward and defend well…hes 21 he can master defending well less than 2 years. Loan is not a bad thing especially when the player needs game time to improve. SALIBA is the best recent example i can give.

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