Rob Holding appears to respond to transfer speculation on social media

Rob Holding has been revealed as one of the defenders that Mikel Arteta may have to sell in the summer to make funds available for his transfer targets.

The Englishman has been one of the most unlucky signings that the club has made.

After joining the Gunners in the summer of 2016, he has been trusted by Arsenal’s last two managers, however, just when it seems like he was nailing down a first-team place, injury strikes.

The same happened to him again under Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta has not trusted him to become one of his regular starters.

The defender’s time at the Emirates might be up this summer as Arteta is expected to usher in a new set of defenders that he believes would help him achieve his goals for the team.

After the report naming Holding as one of the players that would likely be sold this summer came out, the England defender took to social media to post a cryptic message.

He posted a picture of himself in training and accompanied it with a caption which reads per Football London:

“Focus your energy on what you can control ‘’ followed by a muscle and football emoji.

Holding had the potential to be special but for one reason or another it has not worked out, sadly it may be best for him to find another club to further his career.

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  1. Grandad says:

    Holdings future at Arsenal may depend on whether or not they take up the option to extend the contract of David Luis who is apparently on 125k a week at the age of 33.Time to get rid of Luis, Mustafi and Sokratis in my opinion.I had high hopes for Holding in his first season but a combination of injuries and it has to be said, some pretty poor to average performances subsequently have cast doubts as to his future with us.Like all our current centre backs he lacks pace and he also tends to over elaborate and get himself into trouble.It will be very interesting to see Arteta’s plans for our current crop of mediocre centre backs over the course of the next 2/3 months.I do of course exclude the excellent Saliba from the group n question.

    1. jon fox says:

      Grandad not for the first time-nor even the hundredth – you have hit the nail,on the head when mentioning PACE! The last speedy and quality CB we had was CAMPBELL, God knows how long ago and since then we have had a succession of moderate at best, through to useless one paced trundlers, with the sole exception of Koscielny when at his peak, also some time ago now.

      WHEN OH WHEN will this club of ours firstly recognise a quality CB and then GO OUT AND BUY HIM!!! No more statues like snail Merts and no more mistake ridden clodhoppers like Luiz, Wrestler Sokratis and Mustafi. ALL ARE CLOWNS AND MUST GO!

  2. Adewale Olanrewaju says:

    Leave rob…

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