Arsenal star Cedric Soares set to join Fulham on permanent transfer as Mikel Arteta offloads fringe stars in January

FULHAM are close to signing Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares.

The 31-year-old has featured just four times for the Gunners this season.

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He has been told he can leave Arsenal in January with boss Mikel Arteta open to offloading the fringe star.

Cedric is set to join Fulham on a permanent deal.

The Whites were reported to be keen on Cedric in the summer and have reignited their interest in the defender.

His only start this campaign was in the Carabao Cup defeat to Brighton.

Fulham boss Marco Silva is keen to add a right-back in January.

Kevin Mbabu was signed from Wolfsburg in the summer but has started just one Premier League game.

Meanwhile an injury to Kenny Tete has restricted him to just one start in the Prem.

Cedric has played 59 times for Arsenal in total since first joining from Southampton.


Initially signing on loan in January 2020, the move was made permanent than summer.

Elsewhere, the Gunners are rumoured to be interested in Matheus Cunha.

The 23-year-old is on the for-sale list at Atletico Madrid.

And Cunha could be brought in as a replacement for Gabriel Jesus, who is set to be sidelined for a number of months after undergoing knee surgery.

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