Arsenal have announced the signing of Southampton defender Cedric Soares on loan until the end of the season.

The Portuguese international, who has earned 33 caps, has been at St Mary's 2015.

Technical director Edu said: “Cedric is a defender with good experience of the Premier League, and of course at international level.

"He is another strong addition to our defensive unit who will provide our squad with quality.

"I know he is a player who plays with absolute full commitment and energy.

"We are all looking forward to going into the last stages of the season with Cedric as part of the club.”