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Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares temporarily moves to Marseille

Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares has joined Marseille on a season-long loan, the Premier League club have announced.

The 22-year-old Portuguese made 28 appearances in all competitions last season after joining the Gunners from Benfica in the summer of 2021.

He scored once, in a 3-1 win over Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in April.

Opportunities may be more limited this season with manager Kieran Tierney’s first choice, left-back Mikel Arteta and another option in the position, Oleksandr Zinchenko, newly joining the club.

Tavares was once linked with Italian side Atalanta but will instead join last season’s Ligue 1 runners-up for the 2022-23 campaign.

An Arsenal statement read: “Everyone at Arsenal wishes Nuno all the best for next season with Marseille.

“The loan agreement must complete the management processes.”

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