With such a long gap in Arsenal’s game calendar, it is hoped that Mikel Arteta will be able to welcome Takehiro Tomiyasu back into the squad in time for their match against Wolves. He could be starting for Arsenal on their travel to the Molineux.
Known as the team’s “stabiliser,” the Japanese international not only adds to the team’s strong defensive foundation but also plays an important part in how Arsenal builds up their attack. He’s physically, positionally, and technically skilled, as well as two-footed and very valued in the air, which makes him a valuable asset.
Arsenal is not the same team if he is not on the field. It is impossible to imagine them being as solid or balanced without him. Tomiyasu is currently regarded as a cornerstone of the team.
As a result, when he is not accessible, the difference is noticeable for Arsenal
Arsenal has some positive summer transfer news. Cedric Soares is now indicating that he is open to leaving the club after the season. However, although his absence from the club is a significant loss, the guy who takes his place is a significant contributor to the team’s overall level decline.
The signing of Cedric Soares to a four-year contract was one of the worst agreements Arsenal has made in many years. It remains one of the club’s worst transactions. When your agent is best friends with a club’s technical director, it’s amazing what you can get your hands on for yourself.
It wasn’t just that Arsenal signed Cedric while he was injured. The loan transfer from January to the summer was claimed to have cost £5m in total, which included a loan fee as well as pay and other savings. It was not immediately obvious how much the new agent fees would cost.
Cedric hasn’t featured often since July. He signed that lucrative long-term deal despite being far beyond his prime and approaching his 30s. Throughout his Arsenal career, he has appeared in 38 games. Just a select number of them stand out for the right reasons.
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He is one of the most awful acquisitions of the Arteta era. He’s undoubtedly towards the top of the list of potential departing players this summer. Turkish and La Liga teams have an interest in Cedric. He did not have an interest in leaving Arsenal in the past. Why would he?
Because of this, Football.London reports that the defender is not ruling out a summer departure. It will come as a comfort to a huge segment of the club’s supporters (which is pretty much everyone) who have not been particularly pleased with Cedric since he signed.
What is most difficult for Arsenal at the moment is finding a replacement for Cedric. He has shown an interest in moving on now. Preferably to a team that would allow him to get rid of Kia Joorabchian. However, someone must be willing to sign him. They need to release him from the comfy retirement deal he now has in place.
He’s always come across as a pleasant individual. To add to that, he is a dedicated trainer. But he represents yet another link to a past that Arsenal is attempting to distance itself from. The sooner he is removed from the picture, the better.