Unai Emery is continuing in his efforts to make his mark on the Arsenal side he inherited from Arsene Wenger in the summer.
And, according to a report by The Mirror, it appears he could be about to hand one of his starlets a new deal.
Rob Holding is believed to be offered a new contract as a reward for the performances he put in for The Gunners before he saw his season end prematurely.
The defender, who is valued at £10.8million by Transfermarkt, sustained a cruciate knee ligament injury in December and is not expected to make a return to action until September.
However, that does not appear to have put off Emery from handing the 23-year-old fresh terms.
Holding had impressed with his displays in the early stages of the current campaign and seemed to have established a solid partnership with Sokratis Papastathopolous.
Holding was only given a new deal last year, however, it is a real statement of intent from Emery to offer the defender a new contract already.
As mentioned, before the 23-year-old’s season ended, he had played extremely well in the absence of Laurent Koscielny and would seem to be one of their first-choice options in the future.
Holding is likely to be an England international at some point in his career, and following the poor business the club have done in the past regarding player contracts, this could be an excellent move by The Gunners.
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