Arsenal's Rob Holding joining Aston Villa on loan in January would be ideal for all parties

Rob Holding of Arsenal celebrates after The Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England.

The Arsenal centre-back would surely benefit from a loan stint at Aston Villa.

Villa manager Steve Bruce reacts after a near miss during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa have made a fairly respectable start to their 2017/18 Championship campaign, and currently sit in fourth position in the table, although Steve Bruce has his work cut-out, with so many of his key men currently out injured.

John Terry's absence has hit the Villans particularly hard over this past month, and with the former England international due to be unavailable for selection until February, the addition of another centre-back will surely feature highly on Bruce's agenda.

Dr Tony Xia recently told the club's official website that Villa will be looking to bring a couple of loan signings into the club in January, and with this in mind, Bruce should consider a move for Gunners ace Rob Holding, who is struggling for game-time at the Emirates.

Rob Holding of Arsenal and Pawel Olkowski of FC Koeln battle for possession during the UEFA Europa League group H match between 1. FC Koeln and Arsenal FC at RheinEnergieStadion on...Rob Holding in action for Arsenal 

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The 22-year-old has showcased his class on the rare occasions when he has been given an opportunity to shine by Arsene Wenger, but sitting on the bench for the majority of the season could very well be detrimental to his progression and development as a footballer.

Holding is remarkably composed when in possession, strong in the air, and not afraid of a physical battle - three attributes that would make him such a useful addition to Villa's squad.

Rob Holding of Arsenal celebrates with the trophy following the The FA Community Shield final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 6, 2017 in London, England.

He also has experience of playing in the lower leagues during his time spent with Bolton Wanderers, and he would provide fantastic cover for the currently injured John Terry.

And with the January transfer window just around the corner, Bruce should not hesitate to bring the Arsenal man to Villa Park on a five-month loan deal.

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