Cedric Soares set to leave Arsenal without playing a match

Cedric Soares set to leave Arsenal without playing a match

- Cedric Soares could be leaving Arsenal without registering a cap for the Gunners

- The Portuguese defender joined the London club during the January window

- Cedric's contract expires on June 30, and is yet to sign another short term deal

Cedric Soares is on the verge of leaving Premier League club Arsenal without playing a single game since he joined the Gunners, reports claim.

The 28-year-old joined Mikel Arteta's side during the January window from Southampton and his deal is set to expire on June 30, 2020.

According to Goal, the short-term extension has not been agreed due to the suspension of the English top-flight division.

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Cedric is currently understood to be on a £65,000-per-week wage after the Gunners paid £1m for his services in January.

The Portuguese international was signed to act as cover-up for injured Hector Bellerin but the left-back also sustained an injury that kept him out for weeks.

And the former Inter Milan loanee is yet to make his debut for the club by the time the Premier League was suspended in March.

Cedric Soares set to leave Arsenal without playing a match

Cedric Soares could leave Arsenal this summer without kicking the ball as things have not been going according to plan for the Portuguese. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Cedric has returned to full fitness but the defender recently picked up a facial injury during training which has kept him out of the behind closed doors friendlies.

He has been spotted wearing a mask since he copped a ball in the face and suffered swelling on his nose and around the eye.

Cedric has until June 23, to sign a new deal and he could opt out not to play games for the fear of injury and become a free agent in the summer.

Arsenal have played two friendlies so far since the lockdown rules were called off. A 6-0 thrashing of Charlton and a 3-2 loss to Brentford.

Arsenal will travel to Manchester to take defending champions Man City in what always turns out to be an exciting match.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Arsenal fans were once again left to ponder on their team’s defensive frailties after a video of defender David Luiz mistake leading up to an equaliser against Brentford went viral.

David Luiz's defensive error leading to an equalizer during Arsenal's 3-2 loss against Brentford has gone viral.

Mikel's Arteta's side lost the match 3-2 to the Championship side but the scoreline did not necessarily tell the whole story.

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