Many believe Arsenal defender Rob Holding should be sold by the club this summer. Arsenal manager Arteta must sell Rob Holding to bring improvement in the team. Furthermore the Gunners were recently knocked out of the Europa League on penalties. This ended their chances for a European glory this season. However this could be a blessing in disguise for the Gunners. This would give the team the time to focus on the Premier League. Arsenal are currently sitting five points clear at the top of the league. The Gunners could win the Premier League title for the first time since 2004. Although the manager seems to be stewing over some players’ performances. Fabio Vieira was extremely average in the match against Sporting Lisbon. Arteta was further forced to make some early changes in the match. Rob Holding came on for William Saliba, who got injured in the match.
Rob Holding should be sold this summer
Holding’s performance in the proved that this should be his last season at the Emirates. Rob Holding is a long serving defender for the Gunners. However he have failed to make his commanding place in the starting XI. Overall the player have only played 155 matches for the Gunners since he joined them. He even missed 54 matches due to injuries. But it is evident from his performance so far this season and from the match against Sporting that a change is required. If Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal to do well in the Champions League then a major change in the squad is required. Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville described Rob Holding as “erratic” last season. He made zero tackles and lost possession on the ball ten times. Many believe that Gunners would have done far better had he not been on the pitch.
Rob Holding has over a year left in his contract with the Gunners. If Arsenal wants to get some cash in for the player then a summer transfer is ideal for the club. Arteta is trying to build a dynasty with the Gunners so that they could become one of the finest team in Europe. Therefore players like Holding should be let go as as a part of the process.
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