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Nuno Tavares hasn't given up on Arsenal career after he 'annoyed' Mikel Arteta

Nuno Tavares hasn't given up on Arsenal career after he 'annoyed' Mikel Arteta

Tavares' future looked to be up in north London.

Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavres hasn't given up on his Gunners career despite a fall-out with manager Mikel Arteta, his agent has revealed.

Tavares joined Arsenal from Portuguese side Benfica in 2021 in a deal worth around £8m.

He registered 28 appearances across all competitions for the north London club in his first season in the Premier League.

However, the 23-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements last season, with Kieran Tierney and Oleksandr Zinchenko ahead of him in the pecking order, and was sent out on loan to Marseille.

His move followed reports that he often 'annoyed' Arteta in training, sparking mass speculation over his long-term future at the Emirates.

Tavares enjoyed a bright start to life with Marseille, scoring three times in his opening four Ligue 1 appearances.

But things soon took a turn after he was reportedly banished from training for failing to follow instructions and displaying a poor attitude.

Nevertheless, he made 39 appearances in all competitions for the French side, scoring six times and helping them to a third-place finish in the league.

He is now set to return to Arsenal ahead of the 2023/24 campaign, with Marseille deciding against signing the defender on a permanent deal.

And it now seems Tavares would be willing to fight for his place in north London.

Tavares "wants to stay" at Arsenal

Speaking in an interview with Turkish journalist, Tibet Tore, Tavares' agent, Cesar Boaventura, has suggested Tavares wants to stay at Arsenal amid reports that he was 'very unlikely' to play for the club again.

"Nuno is still under contract at Arsenal. He wants to stay in the team but we'll see what happens in the future," said Boaventura.

The final decision, however, may lie in the hands of Arteta, who has already added Kai Havertz to his squad this summer, with Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber set to follow in the German's footsteps.

Should Arsenal decide to cash in on Tavares, West Ham have emerged as potential suitors, with Galatasaray also interested.

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Topics: Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, Premier League, Football, Marseille