'Unreal': Some Arsenal fans loved 92nd minute moment that 'no one is talking about'
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on Cedric, after he made a vital block from Teemu Pukki’s shot in the 92nd minute of today’s win.
What’s the story?
Well, the Gunners recorded their first Premier League win of the campaign against Norwich earlier at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners also scored their first goal of the Premier League campaign through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, although they have Cedric to thank for the win.
After the ball broke to Pukki – who is often deadly inside the box – hearts were in mouths around north London.
However, Cedric threw himself in the way of the Finland international’s effort to prevent Aaron Ramsdale from having to do any work.
Had Pukki got his shot off, there’s a very big chance it would’ve found the net – after all, the 31-year-old scored 26 goals in the Championship last term.
Have Arsenal just made Cedric better?
It’s an old cliché in football that competition for places improves players, but on the basis of today, it’s the truth.
Cedric lost his place at right-back to deadline day signing Takehiro Tomiyasu, having started the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City.
However, he was introduced in the 82nd minute, and clearly felt he had a point to prove to Mikel Arteta.
His desire to charge Pukki’s shot down hasn’t gone unnoticed amongst supporters on Twitter.
Who knows? Had it not been for Tomiyasu putting pressure on his place, he may not have made the challenge in the first place.
For now, let’s see what the Arsenal fans on Twitter have been saying about the 92nd minute moment…
That was a massive block by Cedric man I almost had a heart attack when Pukki got that space to shoot— FG (@FunnyGooner) September 11, 2021
Credit where it is due that was a win saving block by Cedric Soares at the end. Scrappy game from Arsenal but hopefully we can build on this— GoonerDub (@johnanthonyr4) September 11, 2021
Cedric with a massive, massive block. Get in you svelt Portuguese beauty.— The ShØrt Fuse (@TheShortFuse) September 11, 2021
That was an unreal block from Cedric— SK (@ChennaiGunner) September 11, 2021
let's not forget that block by Cedric… my nerves #ARSNOR— jadsøn (@me_jadson) September 11, 2021
no one one is talking about Cedric's block#ARSNOR— Ben Red #afc🥶🤓💀 (@Azambujii1) September 11, 2021