Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Rob Holding to wear number 16

New signing Rob Holding will wear the number 16 shirt after he completed his move from Bolton Wanderers today.

The 20 year old was nominated Player of the Season for the Trotters despite their relegation, and he takes the number previously worn by Aaron Ramsey, and briefly earlier this summer by Granit Xhaka.

The Swiss international had originally taken 16 when Ramsey moved to 8, but then changed to 29 because that’s how old his pet rabbit Beeltejuice was when he ran away from home.

The central-defender said of his move today, “It’s something you dream of as a kid, I can’t wait to get started.”

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GunnAlex

Mr Lover Man. Chamakh. Mr lover Man. Xhaka

Mr Gooner

Welcome Rob!

Hope you can Rob the Strikers when they are Holding the ball.

*grabs coat*

Shankar

Best comment ever.

eternalflamini

let’s not go overboard

Nacho de Montreal is tasty

The pun is really cool.

Chris

Good work getting 100+ words out of this.

Double98

Some publications would get two stories out of this –

Holding to wear one on his back
Holding to also wear 6 on his back

Steven

Possibly a third as analysts predict that the combination of the numbers may be 61, before a fourth article confirming that senior sources at the club confirm that the number will be 16.

During which a tabloid will release an article where they contact the most famous of all numeric mystics, who will predict that 1 and 6 are synonyms for various celestial bodies meaning that the actually number worn will be cat.

Rob

So there’s our experienced central defender. Our Number 16, there won’t be another centre back signing now. We’ve signed another prospect. Where’s our world class striker???

Double98

He’s assistant manager of Ajax or a sky sports pundit.

Beowulf

Has Aaron been allocated a shirt number yet? I have not checked since this summer (it is always summer in Kenya) I did not want to worry myself too much with transfer related stuff..

Stewart Robson's therapist

He has the number 8

A Gorilla

Jambo! Ramsey has taken the vacant no.8 shirt

Beowulf

Sijambo A Gorilla. mkenya wewe pia huh. Sorry guys that don’t understand swahili.

richard of York

Hahahaaaa. Didn’t president obama try ‘niaje, wasee!’ back in july last year?!

Ted E.

Toa choo. Sorry guys that understand swahili.

The Blerch

Can’t help but think that Gazidis had Rob Holding in mind when talked about signing players from lower leagues. Hopefully this is the precursor to bundling Mahrez into the back of the transit and bring him to the Emirates

Double98

Aaahhh
He’s a bit pleasant looking – why cant we get a centre back that looks just a bit like
a maniac – Martin keown?
or a bully – Tony Adams
or a secret service bodyguard – Sol
or a serial killer – Lauren / Bould

gabriel doesn’t look like any of those – he just looks a bit ugly

Per, Kos, Chambers, Holding all look like they have aaron ramsay levels of banter and santi Cazorla levels of agression.

John Terry winds up opponents just by having the face of a c*nt

MustardSoup

Koulibaly couldve fit the bill, but personally, I kinda like that our team is aesthetically pleasing to look at. They all look very classy. And Gabby aint that bad lookin ?

AnonymousGun

We had a Verminator not so long ago. With killer eye stare!

shokim

Welcome to The Arsenal Rob! He gives off a young Aaron Ramsey vibe imho…

Down with this sort of thing.

hopefully he can pick pockets as well as his aunty terry.

Buck

It seems our world class striker will wear the number 16 shirt,briefly.

Mesut O'neill

Why did chambers cost £16m and this guy £3m?

Jagger

Southampton were/are in a much more stable financial position than Bolton (https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jan/20/bolton-wanderers-staff-paid-wages-financial-crisis), Southampton are a mainstay in the Premier League and Bolton just got relegated from the Championship.

Jags

Bolton needs to sell, whereas Southampton didn’t have to sell.
Numbers game.

Naija Gunner

Just Hold them Rob…..

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