Cedric Soares can’t wait to make his debut for Arsenal, admitting he always followed the club thanks to the legendary players of the last 30 years.

Cedric Soares in training with Arsenal (Photo via Cedric Soares on Instagram)
Soares in training with Arsenal (Photo via Cedric Soares on Instagram)

Cedric Soares didn’t have much luck with the first months of his loan move to Arsenal. A knee injury kept him out of action in February, and just as he returned to training, football shut down completely.

The upside is that he’s ready to play whenever football returns. There’s no risk of Arsenal rushing him back into action anymore. Instead, he’s anxiously awaiting that first opportunity to get onto the pitch for his new club.

“I’m very excited for my first game for Arsenal,” Soares told Sky Sports. “It’s a game of patience and I know it will happen in the near future.

“It’s a club I always followed from afar. I remember Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp. Always when you think of Arsenal you think of these players as they were legends for the club.”

It’s amazing what an impact the legendary players of that era had on this generation of players. You regularly hear current players from across the leagues gushing about Henry, Bergkamp, Vieira and the rest.

There’s no doubt that helps draw new signings to the club. The likes of Lacazette, Aubameyang and Pepe (all born in France) grew up watching French Arsenal stars dominating the Premier League.

As for Cedric’s debut, let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later. As soon as it’s safe to bring football back, of course.

Previous articleEuropean qualification could be on points per game
Next articleUpamecano prioritising playing time for his summer move
Arsenal fan since a young age, now a season ticket holder who enjoys writing, tweeting and making videos about the Gunners.