Legendary Arsenal skipper Tony Adams has suggested his former club to sell right-backs Hector Bellerin and Cedric Soares.
Adams has been critical of Bellerin in the past, while the signing of Portuguese defender Cedric has also raised a number of questions.
Bellerin – Arsenal’s vice-captain – has been linked with a move away this summer already, with PSG or Juventus the leading candidates to land his signature.
He has been a regular under boss Mikel Arteta, with Cedric deputising when called upon either at right-back or on the left in place of Kieran Tierney.
But Adams feels his old club need to bring in a better alternative to fill the position long-term if they want to progress.
“If you’re bringing players in who are a lesser standard, you don’t get someone that’s less than what you’ve got,” He told Stadium Astro.
“Cedric, is he better than Bellerin? Have you made an improvement there? Take it or leave it.
“Or are you telling me we need two? Get rid of two and get a good one! That would be the opinion that I would have.
“You always bring in players better than the ones you have got or don’t bring them to the club.”
While selling Bellerin could be a simple task – given interest in him from across Europe – offloading Cedric would likely prove more difficult.
Cedric only signed a four-year contract with Arsenal in the summer following his switch from Southampton.Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.