Rob Holding has signed a new long-term contract, Arsenal confirmed today.
Already under contract until 2023, the 25-year-old has been rewarded for his impressive performance this season and will pocket a pay rise that better aligns him with his peers at the Emirates. The new contract runs until 2024, with an option for a further year.
Signed by Arsene Wenger from Bolton Wanderers for £2 million in 2016, the centre-back has made 96 appearances for the Gunners winning two FA Cup medals along the way.
It’s not been all plain sailing since making his surprise move; his form waxed and waned in his first couple of seasons and he’s also had to battle back from a bad ACL injury.
It was widely reported that Holding had considered leaving Arsenal in the summer but he’s since become a mainstay in Mikel Arteta’s first team.
Speaking about the new deal, the boss said, “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.”
Congratulations to Rob, here’s to success in the years ahead.