Poor Rob Holding set to miss another 6 games through injury

Another blow for Rob Holding, maybe it is just not meant to be!

The Sun today has reported that it doesn’t look like it will be good news for our defender Rob Holding with yet another injury setback in his career.

After pulling out of the warmup for the Manchester City game, with what looked like a hamstring injury, Rob and Arsenal’s fears were confirmed when it is reportedly seeming like we will now be without him for several weeks.

He has had a scan on the injury that forced him out of the starting line up on the weekend and it has since been said that he could be side-lined for up to one month with that so called hamstring injury.

At one point it was touch and go as to whether Rob would be an Arsenal player come the end of deadline day, but he has been a regular starter under Arteta this season and our gaffer soon confirmed he will be very much part of his plans and so Rob remained at the Emirates and his consistent performances got him a regular starting berth.

Of course, his injury absence will be a big blow for Arsenal and Arteta as he looked to find this best solution to his team and their defence, but he will have to do this without Rob. And although it is four weeks, it will mean that he could miss up to six games for the Gunners:

Although Rob will now be out for a number of games, I don’t believe that we will struggle, we have the squad depth and ability for cover and players to take his place. I guess that is the beauty of having such a big talented squad where even players that are not in their natural position can still play. I wish Rob all the best with his recovery and I have no doubt that he will come back fitter and stronger than ever, ready to fight for his place. Gooners?

Shenel Osman

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  1. Hopefully Mari can be paired with Gabriel in the back; who cares if they are both left-footed if they are the best 2 defenders.
    Feel bad for Rob, but someone put Gabriel in bubble-wrap and cotton; we can’t afford to lose him based on his early results and play.

  2. Its so strange that British players when with Arsenal get injured a lot and their careers with gunners interrupted;
    Walcott, Willshire, Alex Oxade, Danny Wellbeck Ramsey, Holding, Chambers etc

  3. Two left footed centre backs,neither of whom are quick,is a recipe for disaster, particularly as we are not strong defensively at right back.Luis and Gabriel are now our only match fit centre backs.Time to give Saliba an outing?

    1. Told you it’ll be on the card and very possible… I’m not surprised.
      Saw this coming weeks ago since we couldn’t move him and others out

      1. Just read that as well, so all the arguments should now stop, as MA has mase the final decision.

        Onwards and upwards as they say and let’s hope the two parties can sort something out in the Habu transfer window.

        1. Ken Try as we might we will not shift this person til the final minute his contract ends. With hindsight, I n am amazed that I ever thought we would be able to get him out, around ayear or so ago, when we had that bet. Still at Least Bob Wilson benefitted, so I am pleased o have lost.
          But now I, and those who agree with me, have won, as that man will not and now cannot play in our Prem for us again. And you can bet your life that no other Prem club will take him on next season.

          1. Sorry KEN but this should have been on the Ozil thread of course, not this Holding one. EASY MISTAKE TO MAKE THOUGH, when you consider that about every other thread on here is generally about Ozil. Hope this site survives when he leaves, as they willthen have far less to talk about!

  4. Holding is yet another of our long line of serial injured players, joining such as Diaby, Walcott, Rosicky, Ramsey, RvP, and almost all CB’s since around 5 years ago too. As such, and because he is far from a key player, I really hope we try to sell him in January.

    His lack of pace will always be a problem and if we really wish to challenge at the very top, we need far better than him. BARELY ADEQUATE AT HIS BEST, EVEN WHEN FIT, which is quite rare for him!

    1. I agree, it’s unfortunate for the lad but we can’t keep on with these injury prone players, don’t want another Diaby situation on our hands. Looks like the Arsenal injury curse has struck again.

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