Edu confident Cedric Soares will be a success despite being injured

Edu expresses confidence in Cedric Soares signing despite his injury.

Arsenal completed the signing of Cedric Soares today, however, he is nursing an injury and he will be out of action until after the start of February.

Some fans have expressed concerns on this site over why their team would sign a player who is not fit, but Edu is confident that they made the right choice and he has backed Soares to come good for the club.

Edu who was part of the team that negotiated the transfer insists that the defender is a terrific player who comes with valuable Premier League experience and he expects him to help their season’s objectives.

Edu said as quoted in the Mirror: “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.”

Arsenal fans have long memories, they have not forgotten Denis Saurez from last season and who can forget the Kim Kallstrom debacle. Hopefully, we will not see a repeat of either of those two episodes.

Edu will not have anywhere to hide if this particular transfer backfires, though he has a lot of credit in the bank with the Gabriel Martinelli signing.

6 Comments

  1. McLovin says:

    Cheap, experienced, probably will start as back up but will certainly push Bellerin.

    No problems for me.

  2. arie82 says:

    Well at least arsenal make my dream cometrue about kallstrom
    I always buy him in FM at his peak, pairing with fabregas
    The most completed middlefield ever

  3. gotanidea says:

    It’s just a cheap loan, so it will not matter if Soares fails to compete with Bellerin

  4. Reggie says:

    I have no problem with signing Cedric on loan as back up because that is the plan. If anything else comes from this, i will be surprised but lets keep this in perspective, its not great on the surface but he (if given a chance) is in the shop window so we will see.

  5. Daniel Elkas Jisu says:

    Let just hope Cedric get over his injury. Honestly his work rate is good. Trust he is a good guy

  6. Calabar Gooner says:

    Before Arteta, not even a championship team would take Mustafi, Ozil and Xhaka. But since Arteta took over, I could say their market value has gone up, especially Xhaka and Ozil.
    I trust Aterta will work his magic with Cedric and in no time we could have a world beater on our hands from this cheap and low risk business.

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