Rob Holding: I'm Sorry He Didn't Cost £55 Million

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Marjorie, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Zazu

    Zazu Active Member

    Wonder if Rob will keep his place at RCB for the next few games or if Saliba will be given a shot.

    Quite a tough run of fixtures so I guess Arteta will play it safe and stick with Holding.
  2. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    Rob has been almost faultless since he's come in tbh. I wasn't sold for most of last season but I'm glad we kept him - out of our 8 or so CB's you'd hope he stays and makes the cut after this season.
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  3. Pyres7

    Pyres7 Well-Known Member

    Judging by what Arteta has been saying, I doubt we'll see much of Saliba this season apart from the cups.
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  4. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters


    Against West Ham he was responsible for their goal with sloppy positioning, should not have been beaten to the ball like that.

    Was turned a couple of times by WestHam player when he tried to press and went out of his defensive line.

    He's decent on the ball but man he's slow when changing body shape and position, lacks agility and explosivness to play a high line. Fortunetly for him Arteta is taking it very conservatively atm and we're not playing too high up the pitch.
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  5. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    He could have done better getting infront of Antonio but that goal was just soft defending all around/a decent counter attack.
  6. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    One of best players for us again tonight. Criminally undderated.
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  7. Pop Tart

    Pop Tart Well-Known Member

    Shat upon as he is balding.
  8. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Ratings come from the media. They hype up all English players (Maguire, Chilwell etc) except Arsenal's.
  9. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    Think we can get really good money for him next summer and maybe in Jan.

    He’s shown that he’s not a liability (so far) in a decent defence. Only reason he doesn’t make it here for me is that you can see playing out from the back isn’t natural for him.
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  10. akhil

    akhil Well-Known Member

    Want to see start as the RCB for the rest of the year in the league. He's been good and he's cutting out mistakes on the ball.

    Saliba will have plenty of games in the cups to ease him in.
  11. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Look at some of the trash CBs in the league. No chance he can’t get a job somewhere.
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  12. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Holding can play the ball too! I’m as shocked as anyone, I didn’t think he had this ability.
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  13. Clerais

    Clerais Member

    Against the teams we've played so far, and they are weaker than Liverpool etc., he did very bad several times during the games. It didnt result in goals because the players on the opposite side werent good enough to convert it. That is not going to happen against stronger teams with stronger individuals. I dont think he should start for a team such as Arsenal.
  14. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    Guys balding, sell fast
  15. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    Let's see what he does against a proper side like Liverpool and whether he isn't getting bullied once again there.

    He's certainly not a bad defender for all midtable clubs but imo no chance to win big stuff with him, just too many flaws in his profile.

    Also, he wasn't good against West Ham
  16. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    I don’t hate him, he’s tried his best and he’s got a couple of clean sheets to boot lol - I dunno what else to say.

    Sorry he didn’t cost 55 mil man you should be happy.
  17. Kysus

    Kysus Well-Known Member

    I don't know, he constantly has to do last-ditch stuff because players catch him wrongside. Does not seem to use his body properly. Really hit and miss with the ball too. Not close to starter material, no loong-term future I'm afraid.
  18. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    I kinda hate that it’s a requirement nowadays - I’ve always preferred no nonsense boot it out of play defenders. You’re right though.
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  19. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    This is a contradictory post, I'm not sure what you're trying to say. Could you clarify?
  20. Clerais

    Clerais Member

    I agree with you, and I also quite like him tbh. He is a good defender, and there is a lot we dont see or know about his role in the locker room and on other areas of the football spectrum. And yes he didnt cost 55 mil so definitly not a failure :).

    My point was more about this : if you are Arsenal, and your ambition is to be one of the best football teams in the world, you need the means to your ambitions. I dont think Rob is good enough, but I do believe he will give everything to the club to contribute :).

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