Cedric Soares set to snub Newcastle transfer and pledge future to Arsenal after seizing chance this season

CEDRID Soares is set to snub a move to Newcastle and pledge his future to Arsenal, according to reports.

The full-back has seized opportunities at the Emirates this season and could spurn advances from other teams.

Clubs both in England and abroad are interested in the former Southampton defender.

But Sports Witness report that Soares does not want to go anywhere, despite the interest in him.

And newspaper Correio da Manha report that a source close to the player told the outlet: "it's speculation. There are no offers. Cedric has no interest in leaving Arsenal."

Newcastle are believed to be interested in the 30-year-old but face competition from Porto.

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Soares has been a fairly regular figure in the Arsenal team this season, making 16 Premier League appearances.

He has been helped by an injury to Takehiro Tomiyasu, who has missed much of the second half of the season due to a calf strain.

But his performance in the victory against Manchester United last week raised eyebrows, including from Arsenal legend Tony Adams.

He said the right-back "scares the life out of me" after his inconsistent showing against the Red Devils.

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Speaking on Premier League Productions, Adams said: "It’s been a great comeback for Arsenal after those three defeats. We’ve had a few injuries too.

"Tomi came back right at the end there which is great because I’m still scared about Cedric.

"He scares the life out of me so it’s good to see Tomi back in action.

"If we can get him back and get solid defensively, I think we’ve got fourth."

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