Cedric Soares has had previous experience playing at left back for his former club but he admits that things have been ‘different’ for him in the last few weeks, as he played at left back in place of the injured Kieran Tierney.
He says he will play wherever the manager needs him, as he has now had six successive starts at left back.
Asked about his time at left-back, Cedric said,
”It’s quite a different experience.
“Of course I did it before and I played there for Southampton in a few games. It’s a little bit different than playing on the back but when you play at this capacity it’s about adapting.
“The coach needs me there so we need to be prepared for that. That’s what I try to do, to be ready for it and to be prepared to adapt my qualities to this position, and help the team achieve the best result that we can get.”
Cedric was originally brought in to cover Hector Bellerin at right back but he his is ready to challenge the Spaniard for a starting place once Tierney is back at left back.
“If I believed that I wasn’t going to play then I wouldn’t be in football,” he said.
“I came to Arsenal to help. We need to look at things like this and I’m always available to play in whichever position the coach needs me to.”
“I will be ready to fight for any position the coach believes I can help the team in.