X

Wednesday 12
December

Arsenal

Gunners rocked by Holding ACL blow

7th December 2018, 13:48 by Craig Smithson

Defender Rob Holding will miss the rest of the season because of cruciate ligament damage, Arsenal confirmed on Friday.

The worst was feared after Holding suffered the injury during the first half of Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford, and it has now been confirmed.

A statement on arsenal.com read: "Further to the injury sustained during our match at Manchester United on Wednesday night, we can confirm that Rob Holding has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.

"Rob will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days. The rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months.

"Everyone at the club will now be working as hard as we can to ensure Rob is back on the pitch as soon as possible."

Holding began his career with Bolton before joining Arsenal as a 20-year-old in 2016. He has been a consistent member of the Gunners' back four under Unai Emery this season, starting 15 games.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

More Arsenal

Arsenal

Gunners told to forget midfielder deal

12th December 2018, 03:46

Lyon chief Jean-Michel Aulas says Arsenal target Houssem Aouar is not for sale at any price.

Arsenal

Koscielny must make gradual return - Leno

11th December 2018, 13:29

Bernd Leno says Laurent Koscielny is vital for Arsenal in the dressing room but warned he cannot be rushed back from injury too soon.

Arsenal

Arsenal eye Lyon starlet

11th December 2018, 03:05

Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar is a target for Arsenal as they look to replace Aaron Ramsey.

Arsenal

Guendouzi reveals PSG snub

10th December 2018, 10:20

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has revealed that he snubbed interest from Paris Saint-Germain over the summer.

Arsenal

Gunners keen on German starlet

10th December 2018, 06:25

Hertha Berlin midfielder Arne Maier is on Arsenal's radar ahead of the January transfer window, reports have claimed.

Arsenal

Emery tipped to offload Ozil

9th December 2018, 16:46

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is increasingly thinking of letting Mesut Ozil move in January, according to The Sun.

Recent Sport Headlines

Leicester City

Leicester open to loan offers for defender

12th December 2018, 10:42

Leicester want Callum Elder to earn some senior experience and will send the defender out on loan to the Championship next month.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Out-of-favour Wolves man wanted in Italy

12th December 2018, 10:40

Fiorentina are being tipped to step up their pursuit of Leander Dendoncker if the Belgian remains out of the picture at Wolves.

Horse Racing

Moore reveals Frodon Cheltenham hopes

12th December 2018, 10:40

Gary Moore is hoping that Frodon races in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham to boost Baron Alco's bid for Cheltenham success.

Boxing

Bellew helping Fielding in Canelo preparations

12th December 2018, 10:35

Rocky Fielding said he will go into his title fight against Saul Alvarez this weekend backed by some inspiring words from Tony Bellew.

Everton

Toffees forward Lookman full of confidence

12th December 2018, 10:25

Ademola Lookman insists he is enjoying life under Marco Silva at Everton and hopes to repay the manager's faith.

Bournemouth

Cherries boss pleased to tie down youngster

12th December 2018, 10:20

Bournemouth striker Sam Surridge has penned a new contract, much to the delight of manager Eddie Howe.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Seagulls stopper ready and willing

12th December 2018, 10:08

Brighton goalkeeper David Button insists he is ready to deputise for Maty Ryan when he departs for the Asian Cup.

Horse Racing

Henderson hails Buveur D'Air's Christmas Hurdle prep

12th December 2018, 10:01

Nicky Henderson is happy with Buveur D'Air's preparations as he looks to defend the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day.