Some Arsenal fans were left blasting the display of Cedric against his old club Southampton in their side’s 1-0 away loss in the FA Cup at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Although there were many poor performances for Mikel Arteta’s team, Cedric, in particular, flattered to deceive some members of the Emirates Stadium faithful.
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The 29-year-old lost out on four of his duels and also failed to block any shots or make any tackles against the Saints (Sofascore).
He also lost possession of the ball no fewer than 23 times in the game, which was the most out of any of his teammates to have set foot on the pitch, earning him a quite measly 6.5 overall rating on Sofascore, the joint-second worst out of any Gunners player.
Arsenal fan reaction to Cedric display
These Gooners blasted his performance on Twitter, with one AFC supporter even going as far to claim that the Portugal international is ‘awful’:
“I would really like to see Willian or Pepe deliver a statement performance in a game like this, but both remain short of form and confidence. Cedric was very poor playing on the opposite side. Nketiah had to do more with the chances he had #SOUARS”
“A terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad match. Willian should never see the pitch again. Any Sunday League player could put in better crosses than Cedric. An absolutely woeful, sloppy, flaccid performance. #DoBetter #SOUARS #FACup”
“Holding’s awful, Cedric’s awful, Xhaka’s awful, Willian’s awful, Pepe’s awful, Elneny’s awful #SOUARS”
“Willian, Cedric and Pepe should all be sold. No intent, no idea, simply wasting time by strolling on the pitch. #SOUARS #FACup #Arsenal”
“Can we get rid of the useless Willian, dancing aimlessly Pepe and clueless Cedric already. #SOUARS”
“Get Cedric off the pitch, I feel sick watching him #SOUARS”
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