ARSENAL loanee Nuno Tavares is reportedly "annoying staff" at Marseille due to his "inability to follow instructions".
The Portuguese left-back, 23, joined the French side at the beginning of the season.
Mikel Arteta would have hoped Tavares could flourish at Marseille in the same way William Saliba did last year.
Saliba, 22, was named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year, before he returned to Arsenal to form a superb partnership with Gabriel.
But things have not gone quite as swimmingly for ex-Benfica man Tavares.
After a positive first half of the campaign, Tavares has fallen out of favour in recent months.
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According to L'Equipe via Sport Witness, right-back Issa Kabore – on loan from Manchester City – "better understands" what is wanted from manager Igor Tudor.
And this could see Jonathan Clauss move to the left side as Tavares comes out of the team.
The report states that the Arsenal loanee "still annoys the staff with his efforts" and his inability to consistently follow instructions.
Tavares, who is set to return to the Emirates at the end of the season, was left on the bench during Marseille's 3-1 win over Troyes on Sunday.
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His exclusion came after seven league starts in a row in which the team won three, drew three and lost one.
Marseille moved into second place in the Ligue 1 table over the weekend, leapfrogging Lens after their 3-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
But Tudor's men are still eight points adrift of PSG with just seven games remaining.
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