Mercato – Arsenal: Soares was able to leave without playing a match

The Portuguese right-back is currently on loan from Southampton, but he may be free after June 30.

Arsenal have not yet agreed to an extension of Cedric Soares, whose loan expires June 30. The right-back has been on loan from Southampton since January and has not played a single match with the North London club.

Arrived with a knee injury, Cedric Soares (29) was hoping to recover soon. But his inaccessibility lasted longer than expected and he was then stopped, like his partners, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The accident has continued for the past few days when he met in the face at training and found himself deprived of Arsenal’s two friendly matches last week. He may not be recovered enough to return to the competition next Wednesday against Manchester City.

It is also uncertain if he will be available for matches against Brighton and Sheffield United next week. In this case, he could leave the Gunners without playing a single minute, as his loan expires.

According to information from Goal, Arsenal are still hoping to extend the contract for the Portuguese international (33 selection). But the discussions were successful and Soares could therefore be free at the end of the month as his rental agreement in Southampton will also be terminated.

All parties have until June 23 to reach an agreement to extend the Soares contract as a minimum until the end of the current season.