Holding has been in immaculate form... (Picture Credit: Arsenal.com)

Arsenal has provided an update on the knee injury suffered by Rob Holding against Manchester United on Wednesday night and it is not good news – Rob Holding has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee and will be out for six to nine months.

The statement reads:

“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.

This news will come as a huge blow to Arsenal coach Unai Emery, even if had already predicted in his post-match conference that Holding’s injury appeared serious, as the hugely talented English defender has been in good form and his introduction into the side has coincided with Arsenal’s own good run of form – now 20 matches unbeaten.

On the plus side, though, Laurent Koscielny, having played two matches successfully for the Arsenal under-23 side, is in contention for a first-team return.

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