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Rob Holding transfer: defender to be Arsenal player by tomorrow

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Rob Holding is nearing a completion of his move to the Emirates

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2016 Arsenal Summer Transfer Window Tracker

Rob Holding, who underwent a medical yesterday, should be an Arsenal player by the end of tomorrow, meaning that the player and the club have agreed personal terms, following Bolton's acceptance of Arsenal's bid of just over £2m. Bolton had initially wanted Holding to be loaned back for this season, but that looks increasingly unlikely, which could provide some indication of how the England U-21 international will be used by Arsenal. A ball-playing centre back, like Calum Chambers, Holding can play right back and centre back (though, thankfully, not holding midfield). Holding played twice with Chambers during the 2016 Toulon Tournament, in victories against Japan and Guinea.

Holding played 30 times for Bolton last season, and in a clip that everyone has probably seen, produced a drag back under pressure in his own penalty box, which speaks volumes of his confidence and ball-playing skills at the very least. Beyond that, not much is known about the 20 year old, who will be the third signing of the summer, following Granit Xhaka and Takuma Asano.