It is all very well for Arsene Wenger to keep on planning and building for the future of Arsenal Football Club, and pretty commendable and selfless if he is coming to the end of his time in charge of the Gunners as appears to be the case, so I was not surprised to see the recent Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with Rob Holding.
The 20-year old is a highly thought of up and coming centre back who currently plays for the Championship club Bolton Wanderers. The lad definitely has talent because he only made his debut for his hometown club at the start of last season and by the end of it he was voted as their Player of the Season and was then called up by Gareth Southgate to play for the England under 21 team at the Toulon tournament this summer.
So it is good to read in The Sun that Arsenal are in pole position to sign the promising young centre back in a deal said to be worth about £2.5 million. All well and good, but my problem is that Arsenal need to add some top quality player4s to the side now and Holding is not a player that is going to help us win the Premier League title.
We already have Calum Chambers as a possible defensive star of the future, after all, but does Wenger not realise that he must plan for the present as well as for the future of our club?