Cedric Soares apparently has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer.

While Takehiro Tomiyasu benched him for the first part of the season, the Portugal international has been a regular starter for Mikel Arteta’s Champions League-chasing side during his teammate’s absence.

However, with Arsenal reportedly interested in signing a new right-back during the summer transfer window, Cedric has been linked with a move away, with Newcastle United and Porto reportedly interested.

The 30-year-old might remain at the Emirates for a bit longer, though, as Arsenal’s Goal writer Charles Watts reports that whispers of offers from the Magpies or Portuguese heavyweights have been dismissed as ‘speculation’ by people close to the former Southampton player.

Cedric hopes to stay and battle for his place in the Gunners’ formation, despite his contract expiring in 2024 and Hector Bellerin completing a permanent move to Real Betis.

Cedric has one goal and four assists in 50 Arsenal appearances and has started ten of the Gunners’ recent eleven Premier League games.

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