It’s been reported that Arsenal might have concluded the signing of a player who is not expected to move straight to the first team but to the Arsenal reserve team. His name is Rob Holding from Bolton. The 21-year-old defender is expected to go straight into the Arsenal reserve team and hopefully break out next season.
Rob Holding started his football career with Bolton Wanderers at the age of seven, progressing through the academy ranks at the club, he later joined League Two side Bury on loan in March 2015.
Holding made his professional debut in April 2015 in a 2–0 win against Cambridge United. He made his Bolton debut in August 2015 in a 1–0 League Cup defeat to Burton Albion. He scored his first goal for the club on the 23 January 2016 in a home game against MK Dons.
His good performances for Bolton resulted in him been named as the Bolton Player of the Season for the 2015/16 campaign. He currently represents England as an England U21 player, and this any many more shows that the young defender is set for a great future.
The defenders composure on the ball makes him exceptional among his pairs. His heading and aerial ability makes him a strong centre back. His lack of pace has come as a big worry for most Arsenal fans, considering how much the club has suffered with a slow Per Mertesacker. But with proper monitoring and training, Rob is set to take on the World.