Arsenal defender Rob Holding shares why he was left in tears

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.

Arsenal defender Rob Holding could make a start tonight for Unai Emery's side, as he returns from injury.

Rob Holding of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2019 in London, England.

Arsenal defender Rob Holding has admitted to the Daily Mirror that he was in tears when Hector Bellerin picked up an injury, just weeks after he damaged his knee.

Both Bellerin and Holding are returning to fitness for Arsenal at a similar time, after a long spell on the sidelines.

The pair have supported each other well on their comebacks.

But, initially, Holding was so gutted for his Arsenal teammate that he was left in tears when he first got injured.


“I was two weeks post-op when Hector went down,” Holding said.

“It was really emotional, I cried. I was sat with my girlfriend and I thought, ‘Oh no’. Because it was so raw for me, it hit a spot.”

Holding could be in with a chance of starting for Arsenal against Manchester United, and Bellerin may also feature.

Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and Christian Benteke of Aston Villa

Holding returned to Arsenal’s starting line-up against Nottingham Forest last week, while Bellerin played for the under-23’s most recently.

The return of the duo is a major boost to Unai Emery’s side who are in desperate need of tightening up at the back.

If Arsenal can beat United later this evening then they will move up to fourth place in the Premier League table.

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