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Rob Holding close to transfer to Arsenal from Bolton

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - MAY 16:  Rob Holding of England U21 during the England U21 Training Session and Press Conference at St Georges Park on May 16,
Image: Rob Holding's transfer from Bolton to Arsenal has moved closer

Rob Holding's transfer from Bolton Wanderers to Arsenal will be completed in the next few days, Sky sources understand.

The 20-year-old defender was left out of the Bolton line-up for their friendly match against Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night.

Bournemouth had been reported to have been interested in Holding but it now looks likely that the player will move to Arsenal.

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Watch Arsenal target Rob Holding make a well-executed slide tackle, with only one boot on and the other in his hand!

Holding has been with Bolton since the age of seven and made his senior debut in a Capital One Cup tie against Burton Albion last August.

Capable of playing at either centre-back or full-back, Holding made 30 appearances last season and was named the club's player of the year in a campaign which ended in relegation to Sky Bet League One.

Granit Xhaka delighted to join Arsenal
Image: Granit Xhaka joined Arsenal earlier in the transfer window

He was called up to Gareth Southgate's England Under-21 squad at the end of the season and was part of the successful side at the Toulon Tournament in France.

Arsenal have signed two players during the current transfer window, midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach and striker Takuma Asano from Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

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