Arsenal confirmed earlier today the signing of right-back Cedric Soares on loan from Southampton.
In a statement released today 31st January 2020 via the clubs official website said that the Portuguese international Cedric Soares has reached a contract agreement with the club till the end of the season. The 28-year-old made 19 appearances across all competitions for Southampton this season so far, scoring a goal against Portsmouth in the Carabao Cup while providing an assist against Wolves earlier this month. He has also featured in 33 matches for Portugal with a goal versus Mexico to his credit.
Cedric became Arsenal’s second signing under the leadership of Mikel Arteta after the london club signed Pablo Mari from Flamengo. With Calum Chambers injured, the 28-year-old is a perfect inclusion to the Gunners’ squad and there’s an high probability of regular first-team opportunities, something he needs if he’s to make Portugal’s squad for Euro 2020.
Speaking of the 28-year-old, Arsenal’s technical director Edu told the club’s official website:
“Cedric is a defender with good experience of the Premier League, and of course at international level. He is another strong addition to our defensive unit who will provide our squad with quality. I know he is a player who plays with absolute full commitment and energy. We are all looking forward to going into the last stages of the season with Cedric as part of the club.”