Cedric has no plans to leave Arsenal to join a side in Turkey where the window is still open.

Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League - Etihad Stadium Arsenals Cedric Soares left and Manchester City s Joao Cancelo battle for the ball in the air during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday August 28, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts
Manchester City v Arsenal – Premier League – Etihad Stadium Arsenals Cedric Soares left and Manchester City s Joao Cancelo battle for the ball in the air during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday August 28, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts

Cedric is still being linked with a move away from Arsenal before the window in Turkey closes but it seems as if the former Southampton man has no plans to give up his Arsenal wages.

The transfer window in Turkey closes on Saturday, 8 September, and Cedric, along with Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac, is being linked with a move to the country.

Elneny has reportedly had two moves fall through, to Fenerbahce and Besiktas, because of his wage requests (why are they always referred to as ‘wage demands’?) while the same happened with Kolasinac.

Even if Cedric was open to leaving, he’d most likely have to take a massive paycut as this is always an issue with Turkish sides – they demand transfer fees be waived before telling the player the can only afford to pay a small percentage of what they earned in London.

Cedric’s last outing for Arsenal, against Manchester City, was so bad we can but hope it will indeed be his last.

With Calum Chambers, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and, of course, new boy Takehiro Tomiyasu at the club, there should be no need to ever play him again.

Cedric is under contract with Arsenal until 2024, Elneny and Kolasinac until 2022.

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