Although he ended the season for his previous club as the player of the season, Rob Holding has been dubbed as a player for the future at Arsenal – this follows from his inexperience in top flight football.
Holding made his debut for Arsenal against the MLS all stars and Wenger was impressed with the performance of the 20-year-old tough tackling defender. Holding was praised by Wenger and the player has also come out to reveal his satisfaction with how he fared in the match.
Speaking exclusively to Arsenal player, Holding said:
on his performance…
I think I did all right. It would have topped it off had my header gone in from that corner. That would have been a bit of a glory moment, but I’ll keep working on it and it will come hopefully.
on the build up…
I was a bit nervous coming into it. I was bound to be, but once I was on the pitch and warming up the jitters go and you are OK then. Your stomach settles and you feel good.
on Sunday’s game…
Yes, you build on each game and hopefully we will get another win on Sunday, and keep building it up.
with Arsenal captain Mertesacker expected to be out of action until next year, Arsenal have been linked with Shodkran Mustafi of Valencia. Their failure to sign the German, might see Holding thrown into the first team action as replacement for Mertesacker.\