Arsenal made it two Premier League wins in a row with a hard-thought 1-0 triumph at Burnley and new signing Nuno Tavares made an eye-catching cameo.
Tavares started Saturday’s game on the bench but made an appearance with 10 minutes to go as Arsenal looked to close out their first away win since May.
Many defenders would have felt obliged to keep the ball and not take too many risks but that memo evidently didn’t make it through to the Portugal international.
After winning possession in his own half, Tavares began to dribble forward and bypassed defenders as if they weren’t there.
Burnley made the decision to back off him, which allowed the full-back to get within shooting distance of Nick Pope’s goal.
He screwed his effort wide but Arsenal fans will be encouraged to see such pro-activeness from their new signing.
Six former Arsenal players we can’t believe are still playing in 2021
‘Arsenal’s Phil Foden’: Everything you need to know about Charlie Patino
Can you name Arsenal’s XI from Mesut Ozil’s debut in 2013?
Where are they now? Arsenal’s XI of 11 different nationalities v HamburgInternet Explorer Channel Network