Rob Holding seeking ‘closure’ as he eyes Arsenal return against Manchester United at Old Trafford

first_imgAdvertisement Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin both made their returns against Nottingham Forest (Picture: Getty)Holding admitted he was emotional when he saw Bellerin get injured, saying: ‘I was sat with my girlfriend and I saw the video from TV in the group chat with my friends.‘I thought ‘oh no’. Because it was so raw for me it hit a spot and I got a bit emotional with it.‘I was two weeks post-op when he went down, I was sat up here watching the game and it was really emotional for me to see him go down, getting stretchered off and holding his knee.‘The long days in the gym where we’ve been sat on a watt bike just ticking over for 30-40 minutes, there have been some dark times.‘For us to both come out and put in a performance like that (against Forest) and for him to come on and get an assist straight away is a real pleasure to see. He’s a great leader for the team.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Rob Holding could start his first Premier League game in nine months against Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Rob Holding believes he will receive ‘closure’ ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford, nine months after he suffered a serious knee injury in the same stadium.The 24-year-old suffered a cruciate ligament injury during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against United in December and had been sidelined up until his return against Nottingham Forest last week.Holding enjoyed a dream first game back, scoring a goal and captaining the side late on during their 5-0 demolition of the Championship side in the third round of the Carabao Cup.That performance, allied to Arsenal’s defensive struggles this season, has raised the prospect of Holding starting against United but he insisted it will be special to be back even if he is a sub.ADVERTISEMENT Holding suffered a cruciate ligament injury the last time he faced Manchester United (Picture: Getty)‘It will be coming full circle,’ he said. ‘Even if I am on the bench it will be brilliant to just walk back to that spot that it happened and just sort of take it in and have a bit of a moment.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Then it will be business as usual. But I couldn’t really write it any better. I suppose you could say it is a bit of closure for it to happen there and then your first game involved is back there.‘It will be interesting, but I look forward to it.’Just a month after Holding’s own injury setback, Hector Bellerin also suffered a serious knee injury during a 2-0 win over Chelsea and he too has been out of action for the last nine months.Bellerin also made his comeback against Forest, coming on as a late substitute and registering an assist, but he looks unlikely to play against United after featuring for Arsenal’s U23s against Liverpool on Saturday.center_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 10:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Rob Holding seeking ‘closure’ as he eyes Arsenal return against Manchester United at Old Trafford Advertisementlast_img

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