Mikel Arteta Dragged Off Nuno Tavares Vs Nottingham Forest After 33 Minutes And He Did Not Take It Well - Bliteoc

Mikel Arteta Dragged Off Nuno Tavares Vs Nottingham Forest After 33 Minutes And He Did Not Take It Well

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Mikel Arteta ruthlessly brought off left-back Nuno Tavares against Nottingham Forest after just 33 minutes.

21-year-old Tavares was handed a start in the FA Cup third round clash at the City Ground but Arteta did not like his performance in the slightest after he gave the ball away cheaply on several occasions.

He dragged the former Benfica man off just after the half hour mark and replaced him with first-choice left-back Kieran Tierney.

Tavares, who was not injured or on a yellow card, sulked as his number flashed up and he was forced to leave the pitch.

He then threw his gloves on the floor, as well as untying the bobble in his hair, and looked utterly furious.

Kieran Tierney comes on in the first half 🔁

😡 Nuno Tavares is not happy about it at all 😳@EmiratesFACup | @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/TBFihHtK7j

— ITV Football (@itvfootball) January 9, 2022

Nuno Tavares is taken off. He’s fuming and throws his gloves to the floor. pic.twitter.com/I7KagUTqEg

— Connor Humm (@TikiTakaConnor) January 9, 2022

Nuno Tavares vs Nottingham Forest (A) pic.twitter.com/nNZXEFSVh3

— sav (@savfutbol) January 9, 2022

Members of the coaching staff tried to speak with Tavares but it didn't seem as though he was in the mood for conversation.

It was a stalemate at half-time in the game, with not much to shout about from either side.

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