By Yusuf Mutiu
Holding has signed a new long-term deal with Arsenal, which runs out till 2024 with an option for an extension for a year.
“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.” Technical Director, Edu Gasper said.
The Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta also speak about Rob Holding and the new deal “Since I started as 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.
“We all know Rob’s quality, which he has shown in his displays during the intense moments of those two FA Cup final victories. We are all very happy that Rob has signed a new contract, he is very popular with all the players and staff, and we’re looking forward to watching him continue to grow with us in the coming years.”
Since making a move to the Emirates stadium for a fee of £2.5million in July 2016, during Arsene Wenger era, Holding has made 96 first-team appearances for the London outfit. He’ll be remembered for the role he played in the FA cup final against Chelsea in 2017, where he commanded the backline alongside an ageing Per Mertesacker to ensure a 2-1 win over their London Rival.