Date: 22nd August 2019 at 12:29pm
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Rob Holding is set to step up his comeback bid from a long-term knee injury when he plays for the club’s Under-23s on Friday.

The centre-back has not appeared for Arsenal sinfce suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury at Old Trafford in December 2018.

Holding has been making great strides in his development prior to the industry, with a number of fans likening him to the great Tony Adams.

Now The Mail reports that the centre-back is due to play all 90 minutes when the club’s Under-23s side host Everton.

After the departure of Laurent Koscielny, Arsenal signed David Luiz from Chelsea in an £8m deal. Meanwhile Sokratis and Calum Chambers have impressed in their opening matches this season.

And with William Saliba in waiting, Holding faces tough competition to nail down a regular starting spot.

His return will be seen as a big boost for Emery though, after the 23-year-old featured prominently under the Spaniard last year before his season-ending injury.