Arsenal chief Edu can still complete two deals after transfer deadline day

The window in Belgium does not shut until September 6, with Switzerland (September 7), Croatia and Czech Republic (both September 8), Greece (September 11) Turkey and Serbia (both September 15) all other possible options Cedric could look at in Europe. The window in Qatar also does not close until September 18.

Cedric did feature for Arsenal in their first pre-season friendly against Nurnberg in July. However, he did not travel for the tour to the USA and hasn’t been seen in a match-day squad since.

He has made 59 appearances for Arsenal in total since originally joining on loan from Southampton in January 2020. The 31-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Fulham.

Pepe also looks to have played his final game for the Gunners. He scored 27 goals and notched 21 assists in 112 appearances.