Arsenal news: Rob Holding out for up to nine months with ruptured ACL, club confirm

Arsenal defender Rob Holding has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee and can miss the rest of the 2018/19 season, the membership confirmed on Friday.

Holding was taken off on a stretcher throughout the first-half of Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Outdated Trafford on Wednesday, having damaged into the first-team below Unai Emery this season.

The 23-year-old was taken again to London for checks following the collision with Marcus Rashford, with scans revealing he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.

“Rob will bear surgical procedure to restore this within the coming days,” the membership mentioned in a press release.

“The rehabilitation course of is anticipated to take between six to 9 months. “Everybody on the membership will now be working as exhausting as we are able to to make sure Rob is again on the pitch as quickly as doable.”

The long-term harm to Holding is the newest defensive setback for Arsenal, who stay with out centre-back and captain Laurent Koscielny, in addition to left-back Nacho Monreal.

“Simply need to say an enormous thanks to all of the followers, gamers and employees members for the assist throughout the previous couple of days,” Holding tweeted on Friday afternoon.

“Gutted to get injured throughout a robust interval for the crew!”


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