The 11 players who could leave Arsenal in Mikel Arteta’s summer rebuild

Rob Holding of Arsenal (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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8. Rob Holding

I like Rob Holding. I like the role he has in the squad and that he can be brought on to shut down a game whereby Arsenal have the lead. But, in truth, any player can perform this role. It’s how you play when you start the match which is what defines a player.

Arsenal fans and Mikel Arteta have had a glimpse of what Holding can offer when he’s included in the starting eleven. With the injury to William Saliba at the tail-end of this season, Holding was given successive game time and impressed to start with.

However, he’s not impressed in the slightest and actually done quite the opposite. He played woefully in the most important match of the season, away at Manchester City. Since then, he’s returned to the bench and been replaced by the January signing Jakub Kiwior, who looks much better.

Arsenal need to dispose of the players with no drive and instead, sign rotational players who are good enough to compete for the starting eleven.