Arsenal defensive liability finally “expected to leave” – Arteta will be happy

Rob Holding of Arsenal (Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
Rob Holding of Arsenal (Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /

Arsenal had a terrific season last season time out. In fact, it was their best season since club legend Arsene Wenger left. It felt like, for the majority of the season, that Mikel Arteta’s men would be crowned champions.

However, in the end, they bottled the league to Manchester City. It could come down to a number of factors including fatigue or inexperience. However, the blame is often pointed to one player.

While it is never the right thing in football to blame one player for a team’s poor performance, there is reason behind this situation. The player I’m talking about, if you didn’t guess, is Rob Holding.

The English centre back was called upon in the final quarter of the season, following William Saliba’s injury. Holding stepped in but didn’t look good at all. In fact, he cost the Gunners several points, including the most pivotal points against Manchester City.

Truth be told, Holding hasn’t lived up to his potential and I don’t know why he’s still an Arsenal player. You could say for squad rotation reasons, but to be a rotational player you have to be ready for when you are rotated in, which Holding isn’t.

Rob Holding is FINALLY “expected to leave” Arsenal this summer

That being said, this summer could finally be the transfer window where Rob Holding is to leave Arsenal. According to the world’s most trusted source Fabrizio Romano, several clubs are interested in signing Rob Holding, including Mallorca and Sevilla, who have both enquired about Holding, alongside some English sides. Romano goes on to claim that Holding is “expected to leave”.

Where do you think Rob Holding will play this season?