When Cedric was announced as a new Arsenal player most fans weren’t thrilled. He spent part of that half-season loan injured, so it was a surprise when Arsenal offered him a long-term contract. His time at the Emirates has played out close to expectation. He’s had some really solid matches at right-back, while also having moments of struggle that remind everyone why he isn’t the answer to returning to the top four. 

Since then, Arsenal has sent Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles out on loan, sold Calum Chambers, and brought in the relatively unknown, but outstanding, Takehiro Tomiyasu to take over as the starter. Now as transfer attention turns towards the summer, the opportunity seems to be ready for a shift away from Cedric and the arrival of a new right-back. Enter a talented fullback who will have his pick of clubs when the transfer window opens.