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Arsenal: Arteta dealt one other harm blow

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Arsenal have been dealt yet one more harm setback forward of their Premier League assembly with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.

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That’s based on Kaya Kaynak, with the journalist revealing in a latest submit on Twitter that, regardless of solely recovering from an harm that noticed him miss FC Zurich and Brentford fixtures previous to the worldwide break, Cedric Soares has now sustained a contemporary harm that can rule him out for between one and two weeks.

In his submit, Kaynak stated: “Cedric Soares has picked up a contemporary knock and can be out for every week or two. Actually unfortunate for him simply after getting back from an harm that noticed him miss FC Zurich and Brentford earlier than the worldwide break.”

A dilemma for Arteta

Whereas it’s true that Cedric is just not precisely a assured starter at The Emirates – having been an unused substitute 4 instances already this season – contemplating the truth that each Takehiro Tomiyasu and Ben White are additionally harm doubts for the north London derby this weekend, the lack of the Portugal worldwide will however come as yet one more blow to Mikel Arteta, who might now have an enormous dilemma over his choices on the right-hand facet of defence.

Certainly, ought to each Tomiyasu and White be dominated out of Saturday’s conflict, Cedric’s unavailability will depart the Spaniard with no pure right-back for the go to of Tottenham – one thing that, contemplating the very fact Spurs’ left-winger, Heung-min Son, is coming into the fixture on the again of a sensational second-half hat-trick final trip, would signify a catastrophe for the 40-year-old.

And, regardless of not being first alternative, the £5.4m-rated full-back however impressed over his 21 Premier League appearances final season, scoring one purpose, registering one help, creating two massive probabilities and preserving three clear sheets, in addition to making a mean of 1.8 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 0.9 key passes and profitable 3.0 duels per recreation.

These returns noticed the £75k-per-week defender common an especially respectable SofaScore match ranking of 6.86, rating the 31-year-old as Arsenal’s joint Fifteenth-best performer within the high flight of English soccer final trip – proving his significance inside the Gunners’ squad.

As such, the unavailability of Cedric will definitely come as one other blow to Arteta forward of Saturday’s fixture, with the Spaniard already lacking Mohamed Elneny and Emile Smith Rowe, whereas Thomas Partey, Kieran Tierney, Tomiyasu and White are additionally doubts for the assembly with Arsenal’s most fierce of rivals.

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