Arsenal update 15/08: Looking for ‘Kante South America’; Buy young star 80 million euros

Defender Nuno Tavares continued to score for Marseille in the port city's 1-1 draw at Brest's field. This was the second consecutive goal of the Portuguese star in Ligue 1 when on loan from Arsenal.

Nuno Tavares continues to score for Marseille

Defender Nuno Tavares continued to score for Marseille in the port city’s 1-1 draw at Brest’s field. This was the second consecutive goal of the Portuguese star in Ligue 1 when on loan from Arsenal.

However, Marseille’s 1-1 draw against Brest was a disappointing display on the part of Nuno Tavares, despite him being the opener with a one-touch finish late in the first half.


According to the score of SofaScore, Nuno Tavares is the Marseille player with the lowest score with only 6.3 points. This is a score that is very close to reality when the 22-year-old left-back is the one who has the most times to lose the ball in the match and constantly has unnecessary “stand alone” phases in the left corridor.

However, being constantly given the opportunity to play and score regularly like now can be a huge plus for Nuno Tavares. The star born in 2000 is following the same path that William Saliba went through in the 2021/22 season in Ligue 1.

Arsenal compete with MU for ‘Kante South America’

Both Arsenal and Man United are said to have put Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo on the list of potential transfers. Sources from the Daily Mirror said that the 20-year-old’s brilliant form has attracted special attention from the Gunners and the Red Devils.

In the first round of the season, Moises Caicedo alone “sweeped” the entire midfield of Man United and caused coach Erik ten Hag to receive his first defeat in the Premier League right at Old Trafford.


For Arsenal, the move to follow Moises Caicedo shows that coach Mikel Arteta is still trying to find a quality defensive midfielder to backup and compete for pillar Thomas Partey.

Moises Caicedo possesses an impressive physical base and defensive sense that is well suited to take on the role of anchor in a 4-3-3 formation. Of course, that is just one of the main reasons why the 20-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder has been praised with the nickname “South American Kante”.

Edu Gaspar is on the way to “close a single” young star of 80 million euros

Technical director Edu Gaspar has been spotted catching a flight to Spain and that could be a signal that Arsenal are close to signing a big star in the country.

Previously, many reputable sources confirmed that Yeremy Pino – Villarreal’s winger – is being contacted by the Gunners for a transfer in the final stage of the 2022 Summer market.


It is known that Yeremy Pino’s contract with Villarreal currently has a release clause worth up to 80 million euros (about 67.5 million pounds). However, the Gunners are likely to spend less than 40 million euros (about 33 million pounds) to convince coach Unai Emery’s team to “release”.

Up to now, Arsenal have spent more than 120 million pounds to bring back 6 famous rookies at Emirates Stadium this summer. But the possibility is very high that this number will increase because journalist Fabrizio Romano once revealed that Arsenal will try to recruit at least 2 new recruits right this August.

Coach Mikel Arteta announces good news about Fabio Vieira

The Arsenal captain said rookie midfielder Fabio Vieira is close to his goal of making his debut for the Gunners in the near future. After unexpectedly joining the Emirates Stadium from FC Porto for £ 34 million, Fabio Vieira has yet to play for Arsenal once due to injury.

However, coach Mikel Arteta confirmed that the prospect of the 22-year-old midfielder having his first game for the Gunners will soon come true because of the remarkable efforts of the Portuguese star:


“We gave him (Fabio Vieira) a try in many different positions on the training ground. He saw that he could play on the left wing, on the right wing, play as a virtual 9 or as a typical attacking midfielder.

“He himself doesn’t want to be tied down to a certain role and that’s a very positive thing for the team.

“The players themselves will need more time to adjust to the new environment and play. But I can say Fabio is doing everything possible to shorten this waiting process.”

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