Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has come out to explain why he signed Nuno Tavares. He recently revealed that he signed the defender mainly because of his strength and quality with the ball.
According to him, he and his scouting team have been monitoring Tavares for a while, and the price was also right to bring him in this summer.
Arteta added that Tavares has started well already and he is type of player needed at the club.
His words, “We wanted to have more strength and specific qualities in the left-back position, and we identified Nuno a while ago,”
“To be fair to the scouting department, they have done brilliantly to identify a talent with the qualities that we required, at the age we required and financially it was something we can afford.”
“The boy has already been pretty impressive. I think he is the right profile for what we are trying to build here.”
On more signings, “It is one of the profiles, but we need a good mixture as well.”
“We need some senior players, players with different types of leadership in the team, with different qualities, people that complement each other.”
“At the end of the day, it is about the cohesion of the team so we need a squad that is cohesive that can develop and adapt, that offers different qualities to change games, protect games when we need to and this is what we are trying to build.”
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