Rob Holding: The Return

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by albakos, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    Arsenal agree deal to sign Rob Holding
    Pictures: Rob Holding in Arsenal colours
    The 20-year-old enjoyed a promising first senior campaign in 2015/16, making 30 appearances for Bolton and winning the club's player of the season award.

    This summer, Rob helped England Under-21s to victory in the Toulon tournament in France alongside Calum Chambers.

    Rob is a versatile player, comfortable at both centre back and full back, and we look forward to him joining up with the squad. His transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

    We remain in the market, so stay close to for any further transfer news.
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

  2. Brett

    Brett Active Member

    Welcome rob........

    more exited by the last line `We remain in the market, so stay close to for any further transfer news.' :)
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  3. Kingslayer

    Kingslayer Forza Milan


    Oh, and welcome Rob.
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  4. My anticipation for this guy is that he's the next silvestre, squid, Cygan, senderos, djourou etc
  5. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    how did you know?
  6. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    I think Gabriel could prove to be that one.

    Rob will certainly need time to adapt. A cup appearance and few minutes in easier league games will be good test for him. I hope he get's involved with the team soonish so we may see him in pre-season friendlies as well.
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  7. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Anyway looking forward to see Rob in Pre season. welcome to the Club ;)
  8. Dynamic

    Dynamic Well-Known Member

    Welcome Rob, it's been a while since we've had a decent english CB, hope you'll make it.
  9. Brett

    Brett Active Member

    Just saw the pics don't puma brand/make shoes......why is he wearing nike ones:confused:
  10. RandyMarsh

    RandyMarsh Well-Known Member

    Good signing. Hopefully he goes out on loan straight away instead of stalling his development on the bench like Chambers.
  11. redwhiteAustrian

    redwhiteAustrian Tu Felix Austria Administrator

    Great to read that we're still holding out for more signings.

    Anyway, welcome Rob.
  12. SuperGoon

    SuperGoon Debbie Downer

    Welcome to Arsenal, Holding!

    Hold the line!
  13. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    So i see Arsenal.Com give Rob number #16.
  14. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Pizza Boy

    This will be another master class from Wenger. After 5 years.
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  15. Sanogoals

    Sanogoals Well-Known Member

    Welcome and good luck Rob.

    I have a good feeling about this signing to be honest. Looks a good prospect from what I've seen and heard.
  16. 4R5Emaniac

    4R5Emaniac Always fresh from Bangladesh

    Welcome to Arsenal, Hodor. I like whatever I've learned so far, the player and the man. Good stuff.
  17. BBF

    BBF Real name: Ragip Xh...

    Welcome Rob, he looks like a good player. He'll definitely be with us in the future.
  18. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Unbannable

    So, he says he can cover anywhere at the back but is defo more comfortable at CB.

    Good stuff.

    Ideally, Chambers now gets a loan to play regularly and this guy comes in and fights for minutes with the rest of the defenders.

    Long term hope is that he develops, and Chambers does well in his potential loan and we have two quality young English defenders.
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  19. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    Watford and Southampton have been linked with Chambers. A good PL loan for him would leave us with:

    Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gabriel and Holding.

    Still need a starting CB, happy for Holding to cover RB so we can sell Debuchy and Jenkinson.
  20. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Unbannable

    I might just go with Kos, Per and Gabriel again this season as long as we get a good striker.

    Then sign a top CB next summer, depending on how Gabriel, Holding and Chambers have developed.
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