Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta Makes Key Decision On Cedric Soares Ahead Of Transfer Exit

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta made the ‘technical decision’ to leave Cedric Soares out of the club’s travelling squad to the United States.

The Portuguese defender is behind Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White and Jurrien Timber in the right back pecking order at Emirates Stadium ahead of the 2023/24 season.

Arteta values Cedric’s experience and leadership qualities but it is understood that he has been told he won’t be in the Spaniard’s plans for the upcoming season.

US Tour 2023 – travelling squad:

1 Aaron Ramsdale
2 William Saliba
3 Kieran Tierney
4 Ben White
6 Gabriel Magalhaes
7 Bukayo Saka
8 Martin Odegaard
9 Gabriel Jesus
11 Gabriel Martinelli
12 Jurrien Timber
13 Alex Runarsson
14 Eddie Nketiah
15 Jakub Kiwior
16 Rob Holding
18 Takehiro Tomiyasu
19 Leandro Trossard
20 Jorginho
21 Fabio Vieira
25 Mohamed Elneny
26 Folarin Balogun
27 Marquinhos
29 Kai Havertz
31 Karl Hein
32 Auston Trusty
35 Oleksandr Zinchenko
41 Declan Rice
45 Amario Cozier-Duberry

Emile Smith Rowe and Thomas Partey expected to join the squad next week.

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