Arsenal have confirmed that Rob Holding has penned a new long-term contract at the Emirates.
The 22-year-old defender has made 24 appearances this season, adding to the 18 he made in his debut season after signing from Bolton Wanderers for £2 million in the summer of 2016. He’s also an FA Cup winner…at the expense of Diego Costa.
Ahead of a summer when Arsenal will lose Per Mertesacker to retirement, it’s good news that we’ve pinned down another of our defenders, especially one with under-21 caps to his name and the potential to keep improving.
In addition to Holding, fellow centre-back Calum Chambers signed a new deal back in October, while the renewals by midfield duo Mohamed Elneny and Mesut Ozil further underscore the work being done behind the scenes to keep the first team squad intact.