Arsenal have completed the signing of defender Nuno Tavares from Benfica.
Nuno joins Arsenal from Benfica for a reported fee of £8m and has signed a long-term contract.
After announcing the signing of Nuno Tavares, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said, "We welcome Nuno to the club. He is a young player with great promise who has developed very well with Benfica in recent seasons and has also shown his quality by being part of Portugal U21s."
"Nuno’s arrival will give the squad extra strength and options in defence, particularly with this energy on the left side of the pitch. We look forward to Nuno’s arrival soon, his integration into the Arsenal family, and playing in front of our fantastic supporters."
Technical director Edu added, "Nuno is a talented young player who was wanted by a number of clubs across Europe. He will provide a strong backup in the left-back position. We look forward to him growing and developing with us and becoming an important member of the first-team squad."
The 21-year-old becomes Arsenal's first summer signing and will wear the number 20 shirt.
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