Saturday, November 27, 2021

Official: Arsenal sign Rob Holding from Bolton

Arsenal have confirmed that they’ve agreed a deal to sign Rob Holding from Bolton Wanders.

The 20-year-old centre-half, who was voted the Trotters’ player of the year for 2015/16, moves to the Emirates in a deal thought to be worth £2 million plus add-ons.

The England under-21 international was part of Gareth Southgate’s Toulon Tournament winning side earlier in the summer where he played alongside Calum Chambers.

Holding will now join up with the Arsenal first team as they step up their pre-season preparations and could make his debut when the club travel to the States next week.

Interestingly, in the website statement, Arsenal say ‘We remain in the market, so stay close to for any further transfer news.’

A hint at more to come? Let’s hope so.

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5th Duke of Portland

The defender’s Holding, the midfielder’s Coq.


You win comments today . Well played sir

Santi Claus

Bellerin Holding Chambers Coq



ha ha ha ha


Or a little more backline specific:
Bellerin Holding Chambers Nacho


Holding on for a Giroud – Defensive Substitution or Bonny Tyler Lyric?


Bellerin Holding Chambers Granit Coq. You’re welcome.


Cech if the defender’s holding the midfielder’s coq?


That joke’s starting to get a bit tired noe


That joke and others like it will NEVER get tired.


The joke may be tired, but our Coq is still going strong!


Can he play as a striker?

La Défense

Whispering Death.


Can he play CB? Wait no, joke doesn’t work here.


He might have to at this point…

A holding striker maybe?


I can’t see any reason for adding that last little sentence unless something were in the pipeline. Surely..? I know it’s hugely optimistic but if something weren’t that would simply add more fuel to an already pretty hefty fire.


Only that pipeline could end up being one through which a player leaves? I am never worried though. I know the club will figure something out..


Rob can hold it down as a striker


Nope but he can rob the ball off a striker

Olawale Olayemi

Phew, we’ve finally got a hold on Holding

AKB(Not the one your thinking of)

Xhaka,Asano and Holding. Here’s your three signings for the year…….

P.S. I know Asano may have to go on loan, and dunno what’s Holding going to do this season, but I am not expecting much more, despite the fact that we need to do more…..

AKB(Not the one your thinking of

Again I have nothing against the lad, I do hope he and Calum form the partnership in defence for a long time……..

It’s just I can’t see what we will do next….so good luck to Holding….

Olawale Olayemi

Bolton wanders indeed


The holding player we always wanted.
Welcome to the club!

Sir chips

May your john terry links be only on the pitch


He really does seem like a good signing from the few games Ive seen on TV and Youtube. Koscieny Mk 2? He’s very tidy on his tackling and has execellent reading of the game which I feel is more important than a crunching tackle (unless its against Costa or the cunt JT). Good signing!


Welcome to the best club the world has ever seen,Holding.Best of luck.
Now let’s move to the major signing(s) who can have immediate impact.


Maybe Arsenal are Holding talks to Rob united’ deal for Pogba, I hear he’s not too bad!

Me So Hornsey

I’m very happy with this purchase. From what I’ve seen he could become a very good player. I’m just surprised no one else seemed that interested at such a low price.


Don’t care what anyone says, this is a fucking quality signing. Quietly building a good squad of young and talented players alongside the superstars. Now more superstars please.


If we don’t sign a striker.
I’ll feel Rob-bed.


Welcome son, hoping u have a long fulfilling trophy Laden stay at arsenal. Dreaming of seeing a holding /chambers central defense pairing in the not too distant future.
Something heavy is brewing guys, I can feel it. Our striker search will soon end. Relax and watch this space within the next 2 weeks.


Rather than be negative which we as Arsenal fans have totally earned the right to be, I say welcome Rob and I look forward to your testimonial after our third consecutive treble.

Sebastian Squilacci

Congratulations to Arsenal on getting a great young defender.

Rob Holding’s coach

Little Mozart

I predicted three signings this summer, but it feels like we’ll be doing a bit more now. Asano is obviously a signing for the future, so I would comfortably say we will sign another forward. I just don’t think it will happen until the end of the transfer window.


Who cares?
The best scenerio is that he’ll go out on loan, and the worst is that he’ll stay and turn into a decent player on our expanse. It’s not like I’m against having another Kos (hopefully), but he doesn’t need to get the experience in our club and on our expanse.


From what I have seen from youtube, every chance Xhaka pulling him back during one of his marauding forward runs and telling him pointing to the halfway line.. ‘this..this is where you pass the ball to me..and then you go back’ ..!

He looks comfortable and calm on the ball. Good buy IMO!

Indian Gooner

The defense has now been addressed. Midfield almost looks complete..
Please sign an attacker now for fuck sake..

broken red army

sign a new caring board and a brilliant manager. the striker or centre back can wait


In the mean time Schürrle has just signed for Dortmund, so now we can finally announce Aubameyang?

Giroud's Buldge

Fantasy, but that would be dreams.


First off, Welcome Rob…..looks like chambers Mark 2 from the little available information on him. All the best for his future career with us……… That being said its all a bit fishy this article with Gazidez stratigically released just before announcing signing, and then the extra hint at more news……. My feeling is that Arsenal PR and Gazidez are trying to put a positive spin on whatever the next signing is……lower expectations so that when we sign the leading goal scorer from the French 2nd league we don’t complain as much……..I hate all this posturing, just be honest with us… Read more »


Asano will be another Ryo unfortunately. Is Ryo still with us?

Evang. Simon

Kindly hold the backline together Mr Rob.


Guess his song will be easy enough.


you know what happened the last time the British tried to “remain” in a giant market….


Welcome to the club!

Now if we could sign a Jon Scoring, or even Robert Scorer I would be happy 🙂

Gudang Pelor

I’d settle for Golazo Higuain.


Yay one for the future. Because that is what Arsene needs at this time of his career.


So we’re still in a Holding pattern.
Eh that’s all I’ve got.

Vincent Kompany's Forehead/Jamie Vardinho

Would’ve been nice to have an established CB as Mert and Gabriel currently don’t cut the mustard (Gabriel not yet),

My wish is that Chambers get a good loan out as a CB with Hull or something, and we can have Holding and Chambers as our future CB’s


Rob HoldED.

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