Manager reveals Arsenal loanee was sick before coming on to score

Olympique Marseille manager Igor Tudor has spoken about Nuno Tavares starting their match against Toulouse on the bench before coming on to score.

The defender has been their first-choice left-back since he joined them on loan in the summer and will hope to keep that place in the second half of the season.

Mikel Arteta sent him there to gain experience, but he surprisingly was on the bench in last night’s game and was replaced in the starting eleven by Sead Kolasinac, which prompted reporters to ask his manager why.

Tudor revealed he was sick. He said via Get French Football:

“Actually Nuno Tavares was supposed to start. But he had some vomiting and stomach ache, so we kept him on the bench and then he came in.

“Sead is a great guy. He always tries his hardest and deserves his success for his work and behaviour.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Tavares is having a fine season in France and he needs to have one because that is the only way he can prove he is good enough to stay at Arsenal.

Hopefully, he will be healthy enough to start their next game and develop further before the campaign finishes.

We still have two left-backs who are considerably better than him and he faces a serious fight to ever be the first choice at Arsenal.

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8 Comments

  1. This is a kid that has raw talent though his attitude is suspect.

    We should ensure his contract situation is properly sorted out while he remains another season out on loan, he has the potential to do
    very good business in the future if attitude does not improve.

    Once bitten twice shy.

    1. Gunsmoke I don’t recall Nuno having an attitude problem he just wanted his loan move to be included with an option of joining Marseille permanently because he had promised of being a first choice in France

  2. I was calm when most people were quick to write I’m off though he is still raw him and Norton cuffy will own both full back position if they continue with their upward trajectory

    1. So Nuno just wants to move on, was thinking of phasing him into first team over time.
      You can see the talent is there, just need honing, he seems just a little vocal

      Yes Norton Cuffy looks real promising, am seing a report where Athletic Madrid is interested in Cedric Soares, maybe we could allow Soares to go and gently blend Cuffy in,seen that we have Tomi there as well for when the going get rough

  3. Us will wait to see what will happen when next season’s camouflage cones,
    in the meantime, let’s see if Arsenal will succeed to reinforced during this season’s winter transfer window. And sign their two most pursuit targets of Mykhalio Mudryk at Shakhata Donetsk on a permanent deal.
    And also sign Jao Felix on a six-month loan deal with Atletico Madrid.
    But if Arsenal succeeded in next winter window to sign those their most sort after two targets of Mudryk and Felix. Who will be the two Gunners in team that Arteta’s axe will fall on them? To go either out on loan or be sold to make rooms in the team for the two newly signed. Albert-Sambi Lokonga and Cedric Soares?
    Let Arsenal succeed first to sign Mudryk and Felix. The needful to rationalized the first team squad this winter will followed.
    But how true is it that Arsenal have this winter cooled their last summer transfer window interest to sign the Palmeiras’ Dmf Danilo? What has made Arsenal to this winter led cooling of Arsenal’s interest to sign Danilo? Have the Gunners found a better Dmf than Danilo to sign this winter? Or signing a new top quality Dmf is not in Arteta’s plans this winter?
    If this be the case. Then Lokonga may not be loaned out this winter. But a different Gunner that will make room for one of the incomings. Other than Cedric Soares who is expected could be sold to recoup some of the money used to sign Mudryk permanently. And Felix on Loan.

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