Struggles with a pre-existing knee injury - alongside the enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic - meant his debut was pushed back, however. "I have learnt a lot in two or three weeks of training. De Gea makes early strides in popularity contest Pellegrino: Austria trip is vital External Link. Cedric Soares could leave Arsenal at the end of the month without playing a game for the Gunners as he has yet to sign a short-term deal to extend his stay beyond June 30 January 2020 Premier League transfer news Fantasy Premier League FPL Watchlist: ... FPL planning: Get goals from Daniels and Tomkins Fantasy Premier League Cedric scheduled for early Fantasy hauls. I hope he stays at the club for a long time because I think he will be a great manager." The Portuguese could not have anticipated it would be six months until he made his first Arsenal appearance. The Portuguese right-back finally made his Gunners bow …

Cedric Soares to join us on loan External Link. "He's a different quality in the full-back area than what we have," Arteta said of Cedric before the game. Cedric Soares has revealed he could have joined Arsenal in 2019, but is happy he is now finally at the Emirates Stadium on a permanent basis.The Portuguese full-back joined the Gunners on loan from Due to a combination of injuries and the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, Cedric had to wait until July 1 to make his Arsenal debut, but marked the occasion with a goal in a 4-0 victory over Norwich after coming on as a substitute.He has featured twice more since, but could have had plenty more Arsenal appearances under his belt had he joined in January 2019, rather than head to "Last year, there was the possibility to come in January," Cedric told "I had another option for a move, but there was never any doubt when Arsenal appeared.Arsenal have struggled for consistency this season, but Cedric is confident that the future is bright for the club under head coach Mikel Arteta. "The win makes it three in a row for Arsenal, who climb to seventh in the table, a point above rivals Tottenham as things stand. It's been a rather strange 2020 for the Portugal international as he arrived at the Emirates Stadium on loan from Southampton during the January transfer window. 46 "Everyone wants to do more and do better and that's something that the coach has helped us a lot with," said the 28-year-old. The defender replaced first-choice right-back Hector Bellerin with 13 minutes to play and Arsenal 3-0 up and needed just four minutes to make his mark. You can unsubscribe at any time. "This is a process and it will take time, but I think in the future the team will have better and better performances. Cedric Soares made his long-awaited Arsenal debut in emphatic style with a stunning long-range effort to put Arsenal 4-0 up late on against Norwich. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Watch Cedric Soares score incredible debut goal as Arsenal beat Norwich 4-0 We are all looking forward to going into the last stages of the season with Cedric as part of the club.

The right-back was brought in as cover for Hector Bellerin, but arrived with a knee injury, which Arsenal hoped would only see him ruled out for around three weeks.However, his recovery was not as quick as expected and the 28-year-old hadn’t featured by the time Soares has now shaken off the knee problem, but he hasn’t played any part in either of Arsenal’s two friendlies during the past week, against Charlton and He was ruled out of both games after suffering a nasty facial injury when a ball hit him in the face during training, causing severe swelling around his nose and his left eye.Should he miss those games, it means Soares could leave the Gunners without playing a single game for the club as his loan is due to expire on June 30.A short-term deal has yet to be agreed and although Arsenal, who have seven league games to play after June 30 as well as two potential fixtures in the Arsenal paid Southampton a loan fee of just under £1 million for Soares in January and agreed to cover his wages, believed to be around £65,000 a week, for the rest of the campaign.At the time of signing the right-back, Gunners technical director Edu said: "I know he is a player who plays with absolute full commitment and energy.
{{#replies}} The full-back made his move to Arsenal in an initial six-month loan deal from Southampton back in January. He also couldn't have dreamed of a better start, however. He took one touch with his right, before sending a powerful left-footed strike sailing past a helpless Tim Krul. {{#singleComment}}{{value}} Comment{{/singleComment}}{{^singleComment}}{{value}} Comments{{/singleComment}}