Arsenal preparing for Man City to attempt to lure away new signing

Four Four Two says Manchester City is interested in Nuno Tavares and Arsenal is expecting them to try to sign the left-back.

Tavares moved to the Emirates from Benfica in the summer as a relatively unknown player.

He was signed as a backup to Kieran Tierney and had a run in the team recently when the Scotsman couldn’t play.

He impressed, although his game still needs to be polished and City has seen enough to become interested.

The Premier League champions have signed a few left-backs since Pep Guardiola has been their manager, but that position remains a problem spot.

They will now look to groom Tavares to become their next first-choice left-back if they can get Arsenal to sell.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Tavares has been a good buy, just like most of our summer signings, and we need to keep him.

He could fetch us some good money if we sell to City, but now is the time for Arsenal to keep their best players.

We have to stop selling players to the clubs above us on the league table, otherwise, we will never catch them.

We should keep Tavares as an alternative to Tierney, especially if we qualify for the Champions League next season.

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13 Comments

  1. Kayode says:

    You are very right, especially if we qualify for Europe next season.
    Qualifying for Europe next season will be the main determinant if we sell him or not

  2. Dan kit says:

    Wouldn’t blame them TBH
    Been a breath of fresh air in that LB position when he’s played .
    Luckily for us he’s signed for 5years

    1. ken1945 says:

      Dan, that contract means nothing if/when city come calling.
      They’ve done it before and they’ll do it again.
      Let’s hope (if he does go) the section of the fans who blamed the manager last time, will understand the situation this time…. but I doubt it somehow.

      OT It’s being suggested that the African Cup of Nations is under threat due to coronavirus.

      1. Dan kit says:

        I agree Ken
        It’s telling that the other big clubs haven’t come calling since wengers time and Sanchez’s move
        What do you make of the really strong team out tonight agaist let’s be honest a very weak side .
        Remember when Wenger used to play the kids (proper kids ,not this excuse we hear these days )and get us far in the Competition every year .
        Onto Tavares ,for me he’s a better overall LB than tierney and I can see why Man City (if true )would be circling .

        1. Eamon Reilly says:

          Better than tierney u have got to joking or deliberately trying to wind people up

          1. Dan kit says:

            Why would I be trying to wind people up buddy ,if you don’t like other peoples opinions you are definitely in the wrong place .

        2. ken1945 says:

          Time will tell Dan, just watching it now!!!
          Good crowd again and I’m looking forward to seeing Balogun perform.

    2. PJ-SA says:

      What salary is he on or what’s his release clause….have a feeling it won’t be too much considering hecwas signed as a back up LB

  3. Declan says:

    A contract is a contract and whatever City were to offer if we say no then it’s no. BUT , if offered mega bucks would we turn it down? I shouldn’t think there would be a release clause, these are usually only on high profile players but I’m only guessing. By the way, I too think he’s a better all round player than Tesco.

  4. Durand says:

    Needs improvement on the defensive end, Tierney has him there.

    As far as a transfer, I hope not. But kronke has final say, I hope has more sense than his old man when it comes to selling off talent.

    I’d say no, not worth the price. Hard to find players that fit in the PL, and Edu and Arteta got it right the first time.

    Don’t tempt fate or arrogantly think he can be replaced so easily and make a few quid in the process.

    1. Durand says:

      Hope Josh Kronke has more sense than his old man. If Josh keeps to his word about building a squad for the future it will go a long way with the fans and building a degree of trust with the ownership.

      Josh has spent more time at the club than Stan has in 10 years.

  5. JW says:

    I think selling Tavares depends entirely on what Man City offer.

    Would we take $50m?

    As the saying goes, everybody has their price

    Maybe they will do a swap: Tavares for Sterling…..

  6. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    He is fantastic, but there are other LBs in the world, and Arsenal does not depend on him. If the price is right, especially if we get to champions league, Arsenal may be tempted to sell knowing that they can replace him.

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