Leeds United linked with a move for Rob Holding

Rob Holding is one of the players who doen’t have a secure future at the Emirates while Mikel Arteta plans a summer rebuild and the Arsenal defender might just move to another Premier League side.

The former Bolton man has been an assured presence for much of the time that he has played for Arsenal, however injuries have troubled him for some time now. He emerged from his last injury layoff to star for Arsenal in the Premier League’s restart, but now that the transfer window is open anything can happen.

Arteta has to improve his Arsenal side in this transfer window, but money is tight and he will have to sell before he can buy, Holding might be sacrificed as at least one EPL team is interested. Mail Online claims that Leeds United are targeting a move for the Englishman in this transfer window.

The Whites have been busy trying to strengthen their team and to ensure that they stay longer than just one season in the Premier League. They have been forced to abandon their pursuit of Ben White from Brighton and they have now turned to alternatives. The report claims that alongside Robin Koch, Holding is one of their targets.

Arsenal must sell to contribute to our transfer kitty, and I’m sure Holding would be happy to go somewhere where he can play regularly. Why not Leeds?


  1. He should be sold (maybe with a buyback clause…… maybe) or loaned to them…… I think Leeds are going to cause a lot of upsets next season, they seem to be riding on a wave at the moment, we shouldn’t be overconfident when we play them. COYG!

    He really isnt all that good, he flaps under pressure with poor passes to team mates, thats if he finds them!
    The way MA is setting up is to play out from the back, Holding cannot do that so its time to move him along

  3. keep the young players that can b worked on and get ride of the older players so there’s know need for them with holding and chambers r young and willing to learn y not

  4. Holding is one of four or even five CB’s that are just nowhere near fgood enough for us. Still young he woulf be afine choice to reap more sane fee than the other sub standard playerson that CB list, pssibly excepting Chambers, who I would also wish to go. I accept that we need at least one more in though before letting those five CBs all leave. Mustafi, Sokratis, Luiz( after the coming season) Chambers and Holding. All have proven not good enough for a club with real ambition. None of those would be even remotely considered by any of our serious rivals and THAT is how we must look at it.

  5. Holding is very slow and not good with the ball at his feet, so even if he improves again, he’ll be a decent backup AT BEST.
    He should be sold if we have enough homegrown players to fit the requirements.

  6. This deal could happen as Leeds have failed to sign the very impressive Ben White who could well be bound for Liverpool.If we could get 20m for Holding I would take it.The unloading of some of our centre backs needs to happen in this transfer window with Socratis and Mustafi hopefully moving to pastures new.

  7. Sell Holding, keep Chambers. Holding doesn’t seem to know how to use his strength. He’s a big guy that is horrible in the air. I’d rather keep the defender that is more intelligent and has a bit of versatility as well.

  8. Holding kept Arsenal on top of the table till he got injured ,came back and won FA.He is a tough guy ,ask Chelsea what he did to their players.He is the only present and feature defender that Arsenal have. Chambers is better in midfield than xhaka so sale luiz,xhaka,soktaris,torraire,and even kolaisinac but not holding. ,niles and chambers

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