Arsenal could make a big profit on Nuno Tavares in 2023 - TBR View
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Arsenal could make a big profit on Nuno Tavares in 2023 - TBR View

Arsenal have never been great sellers over the years, but Nuno Tavares could break that trend and hand the Gunners a big profit in 2023.

Three of Arsenal’s seven most expensive signings of all time – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil – joined the club for big money and left for nothing. There are numerous other examples where the Gunners just haven’t made decent money while letting their big players go.

Tavares, who is currently on loan at Marseille, could well be the man who will make Arsenal’s balance sheet look slightly better next summer.

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Nuno Tavares’ Arsenal career could be over

Arsenal signed Tavares from Benfica for just £7 million last year (Goal).

The young Portuguese left-back, hailed for his ‘dangerous’ forward runs, was viewed as a backup to Kieran Tierney, but his start to life in the famous red and white was so good that the Celtic hero had to sit and watch Tavares start ahead of him in a few games in the first half of last season.

Arsenal fans were really excited about Tavares and how he would develop, but things went wrong following the turn of the year. The youngster’s form dipped and he completely lost his confidence.

Cedric Soares and even Granit Xhaka were preferred to him at left-back at one point.

Mikel Arteta decided Tavares wasn’t quite ready yet and sent him out on loan to Marseille in the summer. Arsenal signed Premier League winner Oleksandr Zinchenko as his replacement, and the Ukrainian, alongside Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu, all but eliminate the need for young Tavares.

The 22-year-old’s loan deal at Marseille will expire at the end of this season, but we just can’t see him returning to the Emirates. That, however, is not a bad thing for Arsenal.

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The Gunners could make a big profit on Tavares

Tavares clearly struggled in the Premier League in the second half of last season, but his performances for Marseille in Ligue 1 have been really, really good.

Yes, his defensive frailties are still there, which is something he really needs to improve, but he has been almost unplayable in attack at times this season.

A good finish to the campaign at Marseille will certainly push his stock up, and that could help Arsenal double, triple or potentially even quadruple the £7 million they invested in him last year. Football London reported back in October that Edu values the youngster at £25.5 million.

That would be a really healthy profit for the Gunners, who just have to break their streak of letting talented players leave the club for little or no money season after season.

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