Arsenal loanees starring in Ligue 1 as Nuno Tavares scores again for Marseille and Folarin Balogun also on scoresheet for Reims

Nuno Tavares continued his brilliant start to life on loan at Ligue 1 club Marseille with another goal.

The defender is on loan from Arsenal after finding his chances limited at the Emirates.

Tavares has scored two in two for Marseille

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Tavares has scored two in two for Marseille

The Gunners signed Oleksandr Zinchenko from Man City this summer and also have Kieran Tierney ahead of him.

So the 22-year-old, who played 22 Premier League games last season, followed in the footsteps of William Saliba and Matteo Guendouzi by heading to Marseille on loan.

And what a start in France it has been for the full-back with back-to-back goals.

Tavares had already scored in their opening day win over Reims and the Portuguese ace got a goal again in their 1-1 draw with Brest.

His performance will have no doubt been reported back to manager Mikel Arteta, who will hope another of his youngsters can show good development over the course of the season.

There was also another familiar name for Arsenal fans in action for Marseille – Alexis Sanchez.


Sanchez made a brief debut for new club Marseille

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Sanchez made a brief debut for new club Marseille

The former Gunners and Manchester United forward had his contract terminated by Inter Milan last week.

He came off the bench for a cameo appearance in the second half.

Another Arsenal loanee was also in action in Ligue 1 and got on the scoresheet.

Balogun has also been quick to make his mark in Ligue 1

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Balogun has also been quick to make his mark in Ligue 1

Folarin Balogun has joined Reims for the 2022/23 season and has also hit the ground running.

He scored a penalty to give his side the advantage, but Reims went down to 10 men and ended up losing 4-2.

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