Cedric Soares has fallen out of favour at Arsenal this season as Ben White and Takehiro Tomivasu are now ahead of him in the pecking order. Mikel Arteta has rarely made changes to his starting eleven this season unless he has to & that’s one of the reasons why Arsenal find themselves top of the Premier League.
This means individuals who are not regularly starting are struggling to break into the team, such as the likes of Cedric.
The 31-year-old has only started one game this season for Arsenal, which came in the defeat to Brighton in the EFL cup. He’s played 28′ minutes in the league & only 2′ minutes in the Europa League, although the Portuguese defender was recovering from an injury at the beginning of the season.
Fulham manager Marco Silva wants to work with Cedric again, having had a previous working relationship with the player.
However, the move is being held back by Cedric’s wage demands, which the Cottagers cannot pay and it’s looking like the deal could potentially break down.
A report in the Daily Mail reveals they are now interested in signing Norwich’s Max Aarons and he might be an easier target to add to their group, making the step up from the Championship to the Premier league.
Arsenal cannot force Cedric to leave and he might want to finish the campaign with The Gunners, hoping they win the title, which would earn him a medal & you can’t really blame him.