Pundit says Arsenal man will consider his future amidst a lack of playing time

Cedric Soares has found himself increasingly sidelined at Arsenal this season as the Gunners deliver arguably their best season this decade.

The Portuguese star has suffered from Mikel Arteta’s decision to start Ben White as his right-back this season.

It means he has fallen further down the pecking order at the Emirates and there is no sign that things will get better for him at the club.

Takehiro Tomiyasu is also ahead of him on the pecking order, which is a clear sign that he will struggle to get back into the team.

Speaking about the situation of the former Southampton man, transfer insider Dean Jones tells Give me Sport:

“I think he’s got to consider his future at this point.

“It’s a challenge for him because he’ll want to get back into that Arsenal team and be part of this moment and there is that argument that if he could bide his time he still might get the opportunity to play a part in a really historic season, so he will have to wait and see because it’s a big decision for him in January.”

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As the team is doing very well under Mikel Arteta, the Spaniard has the club’s backing for whatever selection choices he makes.

Soares can get back in the team only if he works hard enough and convinces the manager.

If he asks to leave in the next transfer window, it will not come as a surprise because he is not getting enough playing time now.

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  1. SAD TO RELATE, I cannot get too concerned about the private football concerns of players who should be nowhere near our club in the first place,meaning SOARES and ELNENY too btw!

    I JUST WANT ALL THE REMAINING DEADWOOD OUT ASAP. Not very much still around our training ground to shift now, mercifully.

    1. Jon
      As a matter of interest, do you think that all the incoming players since Arteta got the job are good enough not to get described as deadwood?
      Some haven’t been that good

    2. Elneny has done very well as a back up player.he has been very professional and never complained about anything.man works his socks off every time he’s been called upon.you can’t have a world class player as a back up player with limited chances as his,every team needs his class of players..you also didn’t want Xhaka near our team and we all know how that’s panning out at the moment.support the team and stop picking on players cos your opinion of them count very little anyways

      1. That’s the thing Jon doesn’t understand,you need squad players and both Soares and Mo have been good servants to the club.despite not playing and according to MA,they are important members of the squad, especially for the younger players.

  2. What does any player expect of a coach? Is it to hand over a club jersey because they have just a name?lets ask ourselves whether all our players are sitting on the bench? Some of them are being overworked, now all of a sudden iam reading of Alex Furgussen advising Thieny to leave Arsenal, n he is supposed to know football? My advice to all the Arsenal players is that all those who are playing have earned their selection, take a look at Xaka, he stayed n worked to earn his selection n also the love of supporters, Saka is being over fielded because the coach can’t ignore him, other teams are also interested in signing him, can Soares tell me that if Arsenal offered him, instead of Saka to Barcelona they will accept him? Iam of the opinion that the difference is hardworking, period. Stay n work hard to be selected thanks

  3. Soares has been a solid performer since he joined. He’s consistent and offers something in attack and defence – he’s just a decent fullback. He’s not his enough to be starting for a top side, but he is good enough to cover for injuries, as he has been doing. We’ve maybe progressed beyond needing him now, but i think he’s done a very decent job for us.

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