25yo Arsenal star explains why he wanted to leave in the summer

Rob Holding has explained why he initially wanted to leave Arsenal on loan this summer before Mikel Arteta convinced him to stay.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Sadio Mane of Liverpool battles for possession with Rob Holding of Arsenal on August 29, 2020. (Photo by Andrew Couldridge/Pool via Getty Images)
Rob Holding’s Arsenal career has made quite the turnaround in the last five months. Back in August, Holding was strongly linked with a loan move to Newcastle United, but he ended up sticking around and making 18 appearances in the first half of the season.
After nailing down a spot in the team under Mikel Arteta, Holding signed a contract extension with Arsenal on Tuesday. He’s come a long way in such a short time.
Recalling that period where he almost left the club, Holding confirmed the loan rumours were genuine and the move was what Ars...
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