Nuno Tavares, a defender for Marseille, said that he wanted an option to buy when he went on loan to Marseille from Arsenal, but that Arsenal “refused” to give him one.
Last season, the 22-year-old was a key player for the Gunners. He played 28 times in all competitions.
Tavares told RMC Sport, “At Arsenal, I don’t know if Kieran Tierney was a problem because he was in competition with me, but that’s not even the point.”
“I came to Marseille so that I could finally play my position. I wanted an option to buy when I signed with OM, but Arsenal said no. My agents and I have always wanted this option to buy, but Arsenal has never wanted it.
“Now that I’m at OM, I’m happy with or without an option. I would have probably only played in the cup for Arsenal.