Previously Cedric said: “It’s fantastic. It’s a dream come true to be here and being able to play for Arsenal is unreal.
“For me, Arsenal is a top team. They are a very, very good club with fantastic fans too. They are known to be so well supported and it is a pleasure for me to be here.
“Like I said, it’s a dream come true because I’ve always thought of coming here and imagining it, and seeing it happen is truly amazing.”
Arsenal also signed Pablo Mari on loan from Flamengo during the January transfer window in an attempt to repair their fragile defense.