Arsenal defender Rob Holding suffered a long-term injury against Manchester United.

Arsenal central defender Rob Holding has taken to Twitter to send a message following the announcement of his injury.

As announced on BBC Sport, Holding will be out of action for up to nine months after he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The 23-year-old central defender suffered the injury during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.

The former Bolton Wanderers star has taken to Twitter to express his disappointment at the long-term injury, and has thanked the fans, players and staff members.

Blow for Arsenal

Holding is a very good and promising young defender who has been playing well for Arsenal in recent weeks.

The long-term injury to the Englishman will come as a blow to the Gunners and especially to the player himself, as it will stunt his progress.

Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League table at the moment with 31 points from 15 matches, level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea and 10 points behind leaders Manchester City.

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