Arsenal Handed Major Injury Setback With Star Set To Miss Next SIX Fixtures

Arsenal Handed Major Injury Setback With Star Set To Miss Next SIX Fixtures

Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding will be sidelined until the next international break, according to reports in the English media.

The 25-year-old had to withdrawal late from the starting line up against Manchester City at the weekend after feeling tightness in his hamstring during the warm-up before the game.

Holding has subsequently had a scan on the problem and the diagnosis means he could miss the next month. Due to the congested fixture schedule, with the Gunners involved Europa League action, it could lead to the defender missing up to six matches.


The London club face Rapid Vienna in their first Europa League group match on Thursday night, before their next league fixture versus Leicester City on Sunday. They also have games against Dundalk, Manchester United, Molde and Aston Villa before Holding’s likely return versus Leeds in late November.

Manager Mikel Arteta selected David Luiz to start in Holding’s absence against City, and it’s likely that the Brazilian will now have a long run in the team alongside Gabriel.

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