Mikel Arteta Affirms Rob Holding Is Set To Sign Deal At Arsenal: The defender is on the brink of extending his stay at the club
In the midst of the massive clear out occurring at Arsenal at the moment as Mikel Arteta strives to trim down his massively inflated setup, Rob Holding has ended up earning a contract extension.
Shining in Gabriel Magalhaes’ absence this season, Holding has steadfastly gone onto become a regular feature in Arsenal’s backline. He’s been on an incredible uptick in form under the tutelage of Arteta with him keeping two cleansheets and pulling off two assists in those same matches off late.
Catching the eye of the Arsenal hierarchy, Holding is set to be rewarded for his ascendancy in form. The club’s manager confirmed that Holding was in talks to nail down his future at the club with a new deal which would see him spend a majority of his career at the club.
Mikel Arteta Affirms Rob Holding Is Set To Sign Deal At Arsenal
Despite seeing his current contract run as long as 2023, Holding is said to be handed over a massively improved deal in the foreseeable future with Arteta extremely impressed by the player. Holding has already gone onto feature for Arsenal 18 times this term, already reaching the number of matches he played last season.
Arteta said when asked about a new deal for Holding: “It’s something we will announce as quick as we can and it looks that way.”
Holding was not too long back on the verge of departing Arsenal with Newcastle United set to be his next destination. However, Arteta had ended up blocking the move with the Spanish manager keen to make Holding a part of his defensive unit.
Arteta also asserted that Edu Nketiah wouldn’t be allowed to leave in the ongoing window. However, the club looks resigned to lose out on Florian Balogun with the starlet refusing to pen down a new deal at the club.
Arteta also spoke about Ozil’s future with the manager reaffirming the club’s desire to offload the outcast the earliest plausible.
“My understanding is nothing has changed from the last press conference, that Edu and the club are having some conversations about the near future and the long-term future and when we know something, we’ll announce it,” Arteta said.