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Rob Holding to receive improved Arsenal contract

Rob Holding to receive improved Arsenal contract

Holding in line for Gunners extension

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will reportedly look to commit defender Rob Holding to a new improved contract following his impressive displays in the backend of the season.

The England under-21 international linked up with the Gunners from Bolton Wanderers for a £2m fee during the previous summer transfer window.

According to The Mirror, Wenger is planning to reward the 21-year-old with a fresh deal after putting in a number of faultless performances - including one in the FA Cup final versus Chelsea.

Holding initially received a baptism with fire after he was involved in the 4-3 hammering at the hands of Liverpool in the Premier League opener.

He followed to play a minor role over the course of the 2016/17 season before being drafted into a back three in a new look 3-4-2-1 formation.

Holding was a regular feature in Arsene Wenger's team in the final two months of the campaign, and he is set to earn a new extension which will earn a substantial increase on his current £10,000-a-week wages.

The former Trotters man appeared in 18 outings for the FA Cup holders during the recently concluded league campaign.