Some of the Arsenal fans on Twitter reacted to Nuno Tavares’s performance in the 2-2 tie at Rangers on Saturday afternoon.
The Portuguese remains the club’s only signing in the transfer window and he made his non-competitive debut at the Ibrox Stadium.
The left-back impressed with the offensive facet of his game, but scored the equalizer for the Gunners in the first half (1-1).
Taking advantage of poor control from James Tavernier, he showed good composure to get into the box before shooting with his right foot from an acute angle.
In his presentation interview, Tavares emphasized that he can shoot with his weaker right foot and some fans pointed this out after he scored.
Others were happy about the 21-year-old’s unexpected goal.
Nuno Tavares explicitly mentioned his right foot in his interview.
He wasn’t kidding.
– Hieronymus (@Klarence_o) July 17, 2021
Nuno Tavares scored his first goal in his first game for Arsenal in today’s result that ended in a draw with Rangers. ️👏
He didn’t lie … pic.twitter.com/SVUUi4m8XP
– Arsenal inside (@arsenalinside_) July 17, 2021
Nuno Tavares is a baller. What a goal. 1-1.
-SG (@afcnine) July 17, 2021
Nuno Tavares, what a goal, what a player he will be 🤩
– AFC Tom (@ afc_tom7) July 17, 2021
This is a good goal from Nuno Tavares!
– Nerdie Gunner (@ Artillery96) July 17, 2021
Kieran Tierney was the Gunners’ undisputed left-back but the Scot has faced regular problems that have limited his playing time.
At Tavares, the club may have a high quality backup option that could provide stiff competition for the Scottish international next season.
The Gunners have had an uninspiring pre-season so far, with a loss to Hibernian followed by a frustrating draw with the Rangers.
In both games they were bad at converting chances. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed three clear chances against the Rangers.
You have four more games left before the new season begins. Mikel Arteta hopes his team will find their rhythm in front of goal.
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