Arsenal need to KEEP Rob Holding and can reject Newcastle switch curiosity with defender wished alongside Joe Willock
ARSENAL need to hold Rob Holding this season, in line with reviews.
And due to this fact the membership look set to reject any switch approaches from Newcastle for the defender.
Rob Holding seems set to remain put at Arsenal regardless of switch curiosity from NewcastleCredit: Getty
Holding, 25, was linked with a transfer to St James’ Park final summer season earlier than Steve Bruce reportedly reignited his curiosity this week.
Leicester had been additionally regarded as contemplating a transfer amid their harm disaster with Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana on the sidelines.
However in line with Soccer London, Holding is set to remain put on the Emirates and struggle for his future below Mikel Arteta.
That’s regardless of the membership forking out £50million on Ben White this summer season and in addition having Pablo Mari, Gabriel Magalhaes and Calum Chambers competing for a beginning spot.
However the ex-Bolton man could even make a swift return from harm to face Brentford within the Premier League curtain-raiser this Friday night time.
Newcastle had been hoping to deliver Holding in days after agreeing a deal for his Arsenal team-mate Joe Willock.
Willock will signal for the Toon in a £22million swap following his profitable mortgage spell final season.
‘WE VALUE HIM’
Holding, who joined in 2016, signed a brand new contract with the Gunners in January.
That tied the previous England Underneath-21 centre-back down till 2024, with the choice of an additional 12 months.
Talking about Holding in February, Arteta mentioned: “We worth him very a lot and I believe now individuals perceive the significance that he has on the group and on the membership.
“I believe he’s completely satisfied on the membership as properly, so it’s a good factor. I believe his management has improved a lot as a result of he feels an important a part of the group.
“He’s very revered, as a result of he has earned that respect with the way in which he’s as a human being, how a lot he takes care of the opposite individuals and after how he’s performing.
“It’s a pure evolution for him and I’m actually pleased with the way in which he’s performing.
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“It’s about him and the way arduous he works, how a lot he’s on a regular basis keen to be taught, how humble he’s. Even when issues are going rather well for him, he needs to get higher.”
Holding seems on the right track to be a part of Arteta’s core management group at Arsenal for the brand new season.
Kieran Tierney can even be concerned, the report provides, whereas Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stays captain and former skipper Granit Xhaka returning to the combination after his U-turn.
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