Bad for Arsenal: Rob Holding injury confirmed

Rob Holding

Long term injury

Arsenal have confirmed that Rob Holding will be around for nearly a year.

The defender has ruptured his ACL, and most football fans already know that’s about as bad as it gets.

Now, Holding faces time out on the sidelines.

He will firstly have an operation and then faces months of gruelling rehab.

Not the first one

It’s not the first long term injury for Arsenal this season.

The club have been unlucky, and could well go into the transfer window to compensate.

Danny Welbeck is also a long term absentee, and it will of course mean that Emery is without a key defender and a key forward.

With the transfer window close, it could be the case that Arsenal make big moves.


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The refusal to offer Aaron Ramsey a new deal has freed up some money in terms of wages, and Arsenal could look to redeploy them.

The other option is look to the youth – or bring in players on loan.

Danny Welbeck could also leave the club on a free this summer, which would mark a sad end to his Arsenal career.

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