Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares on an initial loan deal.
Tavares spent last season on loan with Marseille and publicly admitted his disappointment that the deal did not include an option for a future transfer.
Having returned to Arsenal in the summer, the 23-year-old was quickly made available for transfer and clubs from across Europe voiced an interest. Forest were among the earliest suitors but their move appeared to stall, allowing rival suitors to join in.
Aston Villa made contact over a potential deal, while Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg both…