Rob Holding reveals the message David Luiz sent him before he joined Arsenal

Rob Holding applauds Arsenal's fans after the win over Standard Liege
began for Arsenal throughout their 4-Zero win over Standard Liege on Thursday evening (Picture: Getty)

Rob Holding has revealed that David Luiz sent him a message of help after he ruptured his cruciate ligament whereas taking part in for Arsenal towards Manchester United in December.

The 24-year-old had emerged as a first-team common beneath Unai Emery in the first half of final season previous to the setback and has solely simply returned to motion following 9 months out.

Arsenal’s defence suffered with out Holding and Emery appeared to strengthen that space of the pitch with the signing of from Chelsea in an £8m deal on deadline day.

Holding is but to play alongside Luiz since the Brazilian moved to the Emirates however he was impressed along with his teammate after he provided him encouragement whereas nonetheless taking part in for Chelsea.

David Luiz, Rob Holding and Alex Lacazette running during Arsenal training
David Luiz sent Rob Holding a message of encouragement after he ruptured his cruciate ligament (Picture: Getty)

‘David Luiz messaged me out of the blue and I was taken back by it,’ Holding advised Arsenal’s web site after the win over Standard Liege.



‘He just said that it happens and that I’ve received a terrific profession forward of me. He advised me that I simply have to focus and I’ll be all good, so I felt if he was doing that for me why I can’t I try this for another person, as a result of it might give them a bit of enhance.

‘I never played in the England Under-21s with Lewis Cook, but because we had the same injury at the same time and we had surgery on the same day, we’ve kind of stored in contact with one another. I bear in mind when Sol Bamba for Cardiff did his damage too, so I additionally sent him a message.

‘When you go through an injury like that and you’re out for 9 or 10 months, soccer and rivalry is put apart and also you’re simply getting behind one another. But I’m prepared every time the boss wants me now, so we’ll see what occurs.

‘I’m proud of how I’m taking part in at the second and I really feel snug.’

Holding has loved a strong return to motion, serving to Arsenal to maintain two clear sheets in each of his appearances – a 5-Zero win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup adopted by a 4-Zero victory over Standard Liege.

Arsenal have solely stored one clear sheet in the this season and there have been requires Holding to be recalled to the aspect, probably at Luiz’s expense with the summer season signing struggling for kind since his transfer.