Rob Holding explains what Arsenal fans can expect from him

Bolton Wanderers Rob Holding and Leeds United's Mirco Antenucci

The defender joined the Gunners from Bolton Wanderers last week.

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

New Arsenal signing Rob Holding has told the club’s official website that he is not one to take risks at the back.

Holding complete a move to the Emirates Stadium last week, becoming their third signing of the transfer window.

He arrives in London after impressing at Bolton Wanderers last season, being named their Player of the Year despite their relegation to League One.

His signing has been made with a view to the future, with the Gunners likely hoping they can develop him into their very own John Stones in future.

Bolton Wanderers Rob Holding and Leeds United's Mirco Antenucci

And when asked to describe his qualities, Holding says he is one to bring the ball out from the back but is not one to take risks at the same time.

“[In terms of my qualities], from the videos that have gone on the Internet, a couple of tricks maybe in the box, which I probably won’t do straight away!” he told the club’s official website.

“Then just bringing the ball out and playing it on the ground to feet is what I think I do best. But I know when to clear it if there’s any danger. I’m not one to take risks.”

Everton's John Stones warms up before the match

It now remains to be seen whether Holding has a role to play in the Arsenal first-team as early as next season or if he will have to wait for his chance.

The Gunners are lacking in quality at centre-back, with many believing that they need to sign a top class centre half if they are ever to compete for trophies.

Wenger is well known for preferring to develop youth though, and perhaps he is hoping to see Holding develop into that player rather than having to spend big money on someone else.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

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