‘Great opportunity’ – Arsenal fans make same point as Cedric Soares starts against Chelsea
Arsenal fans agreed Cedric was the right choice to start for the Gunners against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
The former Southampton defender played his first outing of the season at the Emirates Stadium against the reigning European champions, with continued uncertainty over position.
Right-back Hector Bellerin looks likely to leave the club this summer as talks are ongoing about his immediate future in north London.
Meanwhile, Calum Chambers struggled last time around in the Gunners’ 2-0 loss to Brentford on the opening weekend of the season.
As a result, Mikel Arteta made the courageous decision to give Cedric a start in the Gunners’ first home game of the campaign against Chelsea, a move some Arsenal fans certainly saw meaning in.
Here is the best of their social media responses.
Cedric’s appearance against the Blues was his 30th outing in all competitions for the North London side since he initially joined on loan from Southampton, before the deal was eventually made permanent.
The transfer window is in full swing and things are starting to pick up speed with Edu and Mikel Arteta’s relationship in the UAE.
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He will certainly be hoping to put a scorer at Arsenal boss Arteta, with a tough task ahead of him at Emirates Stadium.
Nonetheless, with the right-back spot up for grabs for the remainder of the campaign, a positive performance against Thomas Tuchel’s men could potentially be very useful at right-back for the remainder of the campaign, if Bellerin does indeed leave the club. in the last week of the transfer window.
Cedric has three more years on his current contract in north London, while Bellerin has been linked with players like Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.