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Arteta on... what Cedric adds to the team

Cedric Soares is fully fit for the first time since he joined the club - and Mikel Arteta believes he can add "a different quality" to the team.

The Portugal international initially joined us in January but had a leg injury, before sustaining a facial problem since football restarted.
 
But now Cedric is ready to go - and is in contention to face Norwich on Wednesday evening.
 
"He's a different quality in the full-back area than what we have," Arteta said.
 
"He's a gifted, technical player and is probably the best we have in the final third to make the right decision and attack the box as well.
 
"He can play in a four or a five, he's a really good player with experience in the Premier League that can help us."
 
Lucas Torreira is also back in full training, and Arteta is looking forward to having him available again.
 
"I think he's close," he said. "He needs to get another scan to make sure that the bone is completely healed before we expose him to the next level.
 
"But he's been training really well, he's been doing some parts with us and Lucas is so willing, has put in all the effort and more in every training session. Hopefully we can use him very soon."

 

 

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