Football: Arsenal defender signs new long-term contract
Arsenal football club defender, Rob Holding has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with an option to extend it for another one year at the Emirates Stadium.
Rob Holding recovered from a career-threatening knee injury two years ago to lead Arsenal to a record 14th FA Cup title and he is part of the regular starters in the Arsenal team this season. Rob Holding has started 16 games for Arsenal this season.
Holding has made 96 first-team appearances for Arsenal since joining from Bolton Wanderer in 2016 and he also has two FA Cup titles to his name.
“We are very happy to have signed Rob on a new contract extension. He is 25 years old, so is still coming into the peak of his career, and we are delighted that he’ll be with us during these important years. Rob has shown great quality and maturity on and off the pitch in recent months and is developing well. We are looking forward to Rob continuing his progression in the years to come”, says Edu, Arsenal’s Technical director.
“Since I started as a manager, I have been hugely impressed with Rob’s contribution to the club and the dressing room, on and off the pitch. The quality of his work every day on the training pitches is excellent and he is translating this into consistently high performances in matches” Mikel Arteta.
Rob Holding has formed a strong partnership at the centreback position with Gabriel Magalhaes, Pablo Mari and whoever he is partnered with.