Rob Holding beat the odds as a kid so don’t bet against him pipping Saliba and Gabriel to Arsenal spot (The Sun)

From plying his trade in amateur soccer schools in Greater Manchester to being thrown into the deep end during the most testing of short-term loans at Bury aged 19.

He was not supposed to even make it to the Premier League, let alone produce stellar 90-minute performances at Wembley to lift two FA Cups. Now, he has another challenge — proving he is good enough to be Arsenal’s first-choice centre back amid Mikel Arteta’s North London  transformation. Continue reading…

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