Holding to miss start of 2019/20 season
Rob Holding has been out of action for Arsenal since early December 2018.
The young defender had been featuring pretty regularly under new boss, Unai Emery.
Holding would start the previous nine matches in the lead-up to his big injury.
The centre-back then started in the Gunners’ 2-2 draw vs Manchester United, but had to be withdrawn after 36 minutes.
Holding suffered a knee injury, which kept him out for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal were hopeful of having Holding back for the start of the forthcoming season.
However, the Mail are now claiming that he will miss the opening weeks of the 2019/20 campaign.
The report from the DM also mentions that Arsenal are hopeful of having Holding back in full training before the end of Arsenal’s pre-season programme.
Arsenal will kick off their pre-season campaign on the 16th of July, versus MLS outfit, Colorado Rapids.
The Gunners will then face some tough tests, versus Bayern Munich, Fiorentina, Real Madrid, Lyon, Angers and La Liga giants, FC Barcelona.
Unai Emery’s side will then begin their 2019/20 Premier League season away to Newcastle United on August 11th.
The rest of Arsenal’s August fixtures are pretty tough, as they must face Burnley, Tottenham and Liverpool.
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The Gunners finished last season in 5th place, and will no doubt be keen to improve upon that in order to earn a Champions League spot.