Arsenal would ‘probably’ be playing in the Champions League this season if it weren’t for Nuno Tavares, according to Jamie Carragher.
On the final day of the Premier League season, Spurs secured themselves the fourth and final Champions League slot, leaving the Gunners without a spot in the top four.
Nuno Tavares’ performance at Palace has been singled out as one that stands out by Jamie Carragher, who has moved to assert that the Gunners would have finished inside the top four if it weren’t for him.
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Tavares is currently on loan at the French club Marseille as the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City does not guarantee him first-team football.
Tavares has gone out on loan, I saw. I think if they had a better left-back, then you probably would be in the top four now. I don’t like singling one player out, but I just think he cost you in certain games.
I remember that game at Crystal Palace last season, it was on Monday Night Football and I said on TV ‘he has to come off at half-time’, I think he put Xhaka left-back.