Rob Holding shares the major motivation behind his Arsenal move

Bolton Wanderers Rob Holding and Leeds United's Mirco Antenucci

The defender completed a move from Bolton Wanderers on Friday.

Bolton's Rob Holding in action with Eastleigh's Kaid MohamedBolton's Rob Holding in action with Eastleigh's Kaid Mohamed

Rob Holding has told Arsenal’s official website that it is the club’s policy of developing young players that convinced him to move to the Emirates.

The defender joined Arsenal on Friday as he completed a move from League One side Bolton Wanderers.

He becomes their third signing of the summer following the captures of Granit Xhaka and Takuma Asano.

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka applauds the fans at the end of the gameSwitzerland's Granit Xhaka applauds the fans at the end of the game

He arrives with just a handful of senior appearances with the Trotters to his name, but impressed last season when he was named their Player of the Year.

He will now be hoping to progress into the Arsenal first team in future, and says the Gunners record of promoting young players convinced him to make the switch.

“It gives young players a massive boost,” he told the club's official website.

“They know that if they work hard and stick to what they know, they'll get the chance. It's what we work for. It's a massive club to have signed for.”

Bolton Wanderers Rob Holding and Leeds United's Mirco AntenucciBolton Wanderers Rob Holding and Leeds United's Mirco Antenucci

It now remains to be seen whether Holding can break into the Arsenal first team in the near future.

While they are firmly viewing him as one for the future, there is every chance he could be a first team regular sooner rather than later.

The Gunners will have seen how the likes of John Stones has developed with first team football at Everton and will be hoping that Holding can be a similar success story.

Everton's John StonesEverton's John Stones

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