Date: 12th October 2022 at 7:00pm
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Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares is enjoying his loan spell at Ligue 1 side Marseille and says he is yet to think about his future beyond the current campaign.


Nuno Tavares endured a topsy-turvy first season with the north London side and was often criticized for his performances – especially after a game to forget in the Gunners’ FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest.

But since joining Marseille on loan, Tavares has revived his career with a string of fine performances with the Ligue 1 outfit.

The Portuguese is even pushing for a place in the national team ahead of the World Cup in Qatar next month after scoring three times in Ligue 1 already this season.

With Arsenal having Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kieran Tierney on their books, it is unclear whether Tavares has any future at Arsenal. Speaking on the prospects of fighting for a spot at the Emirates, the player himself is trying not to look too far ahead.


Asked about his excellent start to life at Marseille, Tavares told La Provence: “I’m good here. I feel good here and it shows in the matches.”

“On top of that, Marseille feels very similar to Lisbon: the streets, the city, the climate, the sun.”

He continued: “I’m not thinking about the future. I live in the present moment, day by day. I have no thoughts [about my future], I’m just keeping my feet on the ground.”

On his prospects of going to the World Cup, he added: “Frankly, I don’t really think about it. My goal at the moment is just to do a good job for Marseille.”

Tavares recently spoke about his Arsenal exit, revealing that his agents tried to include a buy clause in his move to Marseille but it was unsuccessful.


Tavares is enjoying his time at Marseille but the main goal should be to challenge for a first-team spot at Arsenal.

He should take a cue from Saliba, who also enjoyed his time at Marseille, and is now an important player in the Arsenal setup.


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