The Gunners are expected to announce the transfer in the coming days.
has been on Arsenal’s watch-list for a long time and they are reportedly close to signing the 21-year-old. According toThe Sun
, the Benfica defender has flown to London to complete his medical before signing the contract with the Gunners. Tavares is set to join Arsenal on a £7m deal that runs until 2026.
’s injury, Mikel Arteta was forced to use Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka on the left-hand side of Arsenal’s defense last season. Tierney is expected to retain his place in the Gunners’ starting lineup, while Tavares is set to serve as his back-up.
With Granit Xhaka being on his way to Roma, Arsenal are also interested in adding another midfielder to their ranks. The north London club are reportedly eyeing Sheffield United’sSander Berge
for a summer move. However, Arsenal might face competition from Liverpool, Lazio, and Napoli in their efforts to sign the 23-year-old.