Nuno Tavares timing his knee slide to match Emile Smith Rowe was oddly satisfying

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Emile Smith Rowe and Nuno Tavares celebration

Recently acquired Portuguese left-back Nuno Tavares made only his third appearance in the English top-flight on Sunday but has already seemed to have endeared himself to the fans.

The former Benfica man who was picked ahead of the now-fit Kieran Tierney in a shocking move by Arteta exceeded expectations against visiting Watford.

He looked lively throughout his time on the pitch, constantly posing a threat to the Hornets. In fact, it was his impactful run at the death that led to Juraj Kucka getting shown a second yellow, as the visitors were reduced to 10 men.

Besides his bright performance, Nuno was heralded by fans for his team spirit, as the Portuguese shared a wholesome moment during Emile Smith Rowe’s goal celebrations.

Having scored his third goal for the club over his last three appearances, Smith Rowe performed his trademark knee-slide towards the ecstatic Emirates crowd. However, out of nowhere, the 21-year-old was joined by Nuno, who gracefully slid past the rest of his teammates, ending up face-to-face with the midfielder.

This slick drift by the Portuguese made for a picture-perfect moment for the cameras and indicated that the unit is pretty closely-knit.

Arsenal supporters have further reasons to smile as their team has surpassed an out-of-favour Manchester United to make it to the 5th spot on the table. They head into the international break on the back of 3 back-to-back wins and would be hoping to return to action with similar gusto.

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