Arsenal loan signing Cedric Soares has sent out a message to the fans after his first few days of training with the Gunners, following his move to the club on transfer deadline day in January.

The Gunners happened to be in desperate need of defensive reinforcement during the January transfer window with several players including Sead Kolasinac, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin sidelined at the time.

Even though Bellerin is now fit again while Tierney and Kolasinac are on their way back, Mikel Arteta did not resist the opportunity to bring in another full-back as Cedric Soares was signed on loan from Southampton on transfer deadline day.

The 28-year-old joined the Gunners at the right time for fitness improvement as he travelled with the squad last week for the trip to Dubai.

Soares has been working on raising his level of match fitness and after his first few days of training as an Arsenal player, the defender had a message for the fans as the team left Dubai.

The trip presented a chance for the new Gunner to meet his teammates and he has added that he ‘enjoyed getting to know all the lads over the last few days’.

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