Arsenal has announced the signing of Portugal international defender, Nuno Tavares from Benfica on a long-term deal.
The English premier league club announced the signing of the player on Saturday, 10th July 2021.
21-year-old Tavares is expected to provide cover and competition for Kieran Tierney.
The player has been handed the number 20 jersey having come through the ranks at Benfica, progressing from youth level to first-team where he made a total of 41 appearances since making his debut in 2019.
Speaking about the signing, manager Mikel Arteta said: “We welcome Nuno to the club. He is a young player with great promise who has developed very well with Benfica in recent seasons and has also shown his quality by being part of Portugal Under-21s.
“Nuno’s arrival will give the squad extra strength and options in defence, particularly with this energy on the left side of the pitch.
“We look forward to Nuno’s arrival soon, his integration into the Arsenal family and playing in front of our fantastic supporters.”