The left-back has expressed his admiration in direction of the France legend and the England youth worldwide
Nuno Tavares has named Thierry Henry, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Sako as his favorite Arsenal gamers.
The Portugal youth worldwide of Cape Verdean descent joined the Premier League facet on a five-year deal for £7m ($9.7m) to develop into the Gunners’ first signing of the summer time.
He broke into Benfica’s first crew firstly of the 2019-20 marketing campaign and went forward to make 41 senior appearances in all competitions for the Eagles, scoring as soon as and offering seven assists.
When requested to call his most popular Arsenal stars, the 21-year-old talked about the legendary French ahead in addition to the kids who’re a part of Mikel Arteta’s present squad.
“Within the current, I like [Emile Smith Rowe], as a result of he’s my era,” Tavares advised Arsenal website.
“He is performed in opposition to us, on the identical facet – he performed on the precise, I performed on the left – for the choice (youth) crew.
“He is participant, and I see Saka too. Younger gamers, good gamers. From the previous I like Henry. An excellent participant, and it is good for me to keep in mind that story.”
He additionally identified that the North London crew has undertaking as a result of he would develop alongside the younger gamers within the Gunners’ setup.
“You may have undertaking,” he continued. “Younger individuals, it is good for me and we study collectively, as a result of we will perceive collectively, and we will have an evolution along with the younger guys.
“It is the identical. It is a good undertaking with younger guys and we perceive one another.”
Tavares had expressed his enjoyment of becoming a member of the 13-time English champions whereas highlighting the position Edu and Arteta performed.
“I am so excited as a result of it’s a large membership and for me as a younger man, it’s a pleasure to be right here,” he added.
“Once I completed the season, my agent advised me that Arsenal have been fascinated by me.
“Within the first occasion I used to be very glad and after this I dreamed about it, and [spoke about it] with my mum. I used to be so excited to be right here, and now I am right here I am so glad.
“Mikel and Edu helped me a lot. They communicate with me each time and name me and I really feel individuals need me right here. I like that as a result of I want this energy and I am so grateful for this.”