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Crooks delivers Tavares verdict as Arsenal beat Newcastle

Nuno Tavares was a surprise inclusion in Arsenal’s starting lineup against Newcastle on Saturday, but he has earned praise from Garth Crooks.

The summer signing was guilty of a terrible mistake against Liverpool the previous weekend, giving away possession to the Reds for Jota to score.

It was widely expected that with Kieran Tierney on the bench, the Scottish ace would enter in place of Tavares. However, Mikel Arteta chose Tavares.

It was a worthwhile decision, with the £ 8 million (Independent) shining star on the left side against the toon. A complete victory for Arsenal on Saturday.

Bukayo Saka and substitute Gabriel Martinelli scored the goals, but Crooks praised Tavares as the ace on his BBC team of the week.

“This guy had passed me by, but he’s certainly on my radar now. I have always admired full-backs who are not afraid to influence the game ”.

“If Tavares wasn’t running with the ball, he was trying to get one of his teammates to go to goal. The assist for Saka’s goal was quite brilliant.

Tavares joined Arsenal in the summer and many simply hoped that he would be Tierney’s endorsement. For starters, Tierney started the first eight.

But after his ankle injury, Tavares took the opportunity to show what he is capable of. He has seen Tierney stay on the bench three games in a row.

While Tavares will have done enough to earn his place against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday, the competition is high.

One more mistake like Liverpool’s, and Tavares will know that he will be fired by Tierney. It’s about whether Tavares can remain consistent.

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