Arsenal star set to miss up to six games after injury setback

The Daily Mail reports that Rob Holding is set to miss up to six matches for the Gunners after he pulled his hamstring in the warm-up for Arsenal’s game against Manchester City at the weekend.

His injury prompted a late change to Arsenal’s team sheet and David Luiz was brought in to partner Gabriel Magalhaes at the back.

The defender has now undergone a scan and it has been revealed that he will be out for between 3 weeks and a month.

With the matches coming thick and fast, it is expected that the defender will miss up to six games for the club.

The games that he will miss include the next game against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League and he might also miss the club’s next two European games against Dundalk and Molde plus league matches against Leicester, Manchester United and Aston Villa.

After the next international break might be a good time for him to target a return to action for the team.

Holding has transformed his career at the club this season. He was one of the players that were told that they can leave, but his fine form at the start of the season prompted Arteta to ask him to stay.

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6 Comments

  1. Shortboygooner says:

    Im hoping we get to see saliba start on Thursday. A 433 formation with saliba and luiz at cb. Maybe nelson as the no10 or ESR if he is fit. Also wanna see partey grant a good 60 mins atleast

    1. Sue says:

      I didn’t think Saliba was included in the EL squad. Am up for seeing Partey!!

      1. Georgy says:

        Sue@.I did read in a newspaper that in the Premier, de Club can include any player who is under 21;so Saliba can play in the EPL ,but I do not know if in Europe apply the same rules.
        I would like an explanation from “ADMIN MARTIN”.

        1. Sue says:

          Just to make the CB situation worse (with Holding now out), Arsenal have zero CBs on the Europa League B list.
          It’s not that they don’t have any u21 CBs, but they’re all either ineligible for the B list (Saliba, Dinzeyi) or on loan (Medley, Clarke, Ballard, McGuinness, Olowu).

  2. gunnerforlife says:

    Sad that Holding is injured. The guy has really improved under MA and is a reliable defender. Hope he recovers soon and wish him a speedy recovery. I think Saliba and Mari will have to be ready to support Louis and Gabriel. Also hoping to see more of Partey on Thursday.

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