Aston Villa has kept their eyes on Arsenal’s center-back Rob Holding. The English club from Aston, Birmingham, founded in 1874, is not at the best of its football. The Villans under the English international and former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard had a roller coaster ride in the Primer League so far. In their opening three matches, the Villans have won only once while they lost twice. Aston Villa was at 14th position in the last season, losing half of the matches they played. Surely, Steven Gerrard would like to give Villa’s fans all around the world a more satisfying result to celebrate. Since the former Liverpool player, is hoping to bring in at least one more signing from the transfer window. Furthermore, he has kept his eyes on Arsenal’s center-back Rob Holding.
Arsenal on the other hand also didn’t have a great season, as they finished 5th, 24 points from the champions. The English side from London had won 13 league titles, a record 14 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 16 FA Community Shields, 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup, and 1 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. They are the third-most successful club in English football. But will the Gunners agree to the deal?
Arsenal’s center-back Rob Holding is in negotiation with Aston Villa
The 26-year-old Englishman, who plays as a center-back for Arsenal, is in the transfer window as Diego Carlos’s replacement. Rob Holding started playing for Bolton Wanderers before he joined Arsenal in 2016 for £2 million. The Englishman was Arteta’s third favorite center-back in the last season. But, with the arrival of William Saliba, he has fallen further down the favorite list. That makes the 26-year-old Englishman as Aston Villa’s prime target to sign in. Rob Holding’s only had 84 league appearances in his last six seasons for the Gunner.
Aston Villa’s 2-1 victory over Frank Lampard’s Everton last weekend also came at high stress for Steven Gerrard. As Villa’s Spanish center-back Diego Carlos ruptured his Achilles tendon, and cost him to sit out for the majority of the season. Will Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta will accept Aston Villa’s offer?