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.
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) December 7, 2018
Have seen Spurs fans today saying Rob Holdings season ending injury is Karma for his banter tweet after the NLD. Honestly disgusting. Wouldn’t wish an injury on any Spurs player ever. Some real shitty people out there.
— Dan Noyce (@dannoyce) December 7, 2018
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.
Arsenal are supporting Danny Welbeck through his rehabilitation and are hopeful that he will be fit enough to return before the end of the campaign, but they are not prepared to offer him a new contract as an incentive https://t.co/wlDZmef8bo pic.twitter.com/zO5YDb402w
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) December 5, 2018
Danny Welbeck could also leave the club on a free this summer, which would mark a sad end to his Arsenal career.