SAINTS loanee Cedric is facing a week of uncertainty as Arsenal are yet to offer him a contract extension.

The defender was nursing an injury when he left St Mary’s to join the Gunners in January and is yet to play a game for the London side.

He wasn’t fit enough to feature before the coronavirus pandemic led to Premier League football being paused.

And now his Arsenal spell could come to an end without landing a single appearance.

Premier League clubs have until June 23 to extend contracts on a temporary basis which would allow players to see out the season if their current deal ends on June 30.

But the Gunners are yet to agree a deal with Portuguese international Cedric.

Arsenal paid a £3.5millon loan fee to secure his services and then took on the defender’s wages, taking the total financial package to around £5m.

He was signed to provide cover for Hector Bellerin who has had injury problems throughout the season.

However, Bellerin is fit again which led to Cedric being left out of both of Arsenal’s friendlies against Brentford and Charlton last week.

In a picture posted on his Instagram account, the former Saint appeared to be nursing a black eye after his face was struck with the ball during training.

If Cedric can’t agree to a temporary contract extension by June 23 then he’ll become a free agent and will be on the hunt for a new club at the end of the month.

Saints showed it can be a simple process as they agreed to extend Tottenham’s Kyle Walker-Peters’ stay on the south coast.

Walker-Peters joined the club to replace Cedric and, similarly to the Portuguese international, has struggled for game time since making the move.

The Spurs loanee turned up injured and spent a couple of weeks getting up to speed with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s demands.

He made his St Mary’s debut in the defeat to Burnley back in February and was then playing second fiddle to both James Ward-Prowse and Yan Valery.