Arsenal have tied down Rob Holding until 2024 after the player decided to commit his future to the club.
Rob Holding is enjoying one of his best individual seasons as a Gunner and it just got a whole lot better for the defender after penning a new long-term deal with the club running until 2024.
Rob Holding has signed a new long-term contract with us, running until 2024 with an option for a further year.
Since moving to the Gunners from Bolton back in June 2016, it hasn’t exactly been the time of Rob Holding’s life. With the club in a building phase and under new management on a couple of occasions in the post-Wenger era, it was hard for any player at the North London club.
What made it even more unfortunate for Rob Holding, he stayed getting injured, having fewer and limited opportunities compared to most.
He could never manage a season with more than 12 games under his belt – 12 and 10 appearances for a season being his most in Arsenal colours.
Other than the abovementioned tally, his next best was eight showings. Thankfully and hopefully, his bad injury spell is behind him and he continues to stay fit while at the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta has shown a lot of faith in the Englishman, using him several times as part of a back-three or four. Also, he has now already surpassed his total of 12 features and has featured 14 times for Arsenal in the Premier League this term.
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Mikel Arteta on Rob Holding’s contract extension:
Since I started as manager, I have been hugely impressed with Rob’s contribution to the club and the dressing room, on and off the pitch.
The quality of his work every day on the training pitches is excellent and he is translating this into consistently high performances in matches.
We all know Rob’s quality, which he has shown in his displays during the intense moments of those two FA Cup final victories.
We are all very happy that Rob has signed a new contract, he is very popular with all the players and staff, and we’re looking forward to watching him continue to grow with us in the coming years. (Via: arsenal.com)
At 25-years-old, he has many years ahead of him and can form part of the spine Arteta is building at the Emirates for the near and far future.
If he continues to impress his manager and chip in with an odd goal now and then, he will certainly be the first name on the teamsheet for many years to come.
Arsenal’s expected to do a lot more business besides this contract extension. Many players are on the fringe and the Gunners are looking for the best deals to raise some funding for possible new incomings.