Arsenal still haven’t agreed a short-term deal with Cedric Soares to complete the season, and they only have 11 days left to do so.

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

Goal report that Arsenal and Cedric Soares still need to agree on a short-term deal for the right-back to remain with the club until the end of the current season. If they fail to do so, Cedric can leave at the end of June.

The deadline for short-term extensions is June 23rd, so they’re running out of time. The situation is even more ambiguous because Cedric isn’t playing at the moment. He missed Arsenal’s recent friendlies after a ball hit him in the face, giving him a black eye.

There are only two games between now and June 23rd, away to Manchester City and Brighton. It’s almost certain Hector Bellerin will start against City, only realistically leaving one possible start for Cedric to prove himself.

Even if they decide it’s worth extending anyway, there aren’t many games between now and the end of the season, at which point they’ll have to make a long-term decision. It’s not an ideal situation.

It’s also not just Arsenal who might hesitate on a short-term deal. Cedric might worry about risking his fitness, picking up an injury and then ending up without a club next season. Either way, they both have 11 days to come to some sort of consensus.

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