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Rob Holding is finally set to make his return from injury and Arsenal fans are ecstatic
Arsenal have been handed a much needed injury boost ahead of their Europa League tie with Frankfurt.
Rob Holding, who has been out injured since December last year, is back in the squad for the clash and fans are overjoyed.
The Gunners defensive issues were plain to see once again at the weekend as they threw away a two-goal lead against Watford.
David Luiz and Sokratis both made critical errors as Unai Emery’s side capitulated at Vicarage Road.
Holding was in, arguably, the best form of his Arsenal career before he damaged knee ligaments in a challenge with Manchester United star Marcus Rashford.
But his long-awaited return has breathed some optimism into the Gunners fan base after the deflating blow of the Watford game.
The official Arsenal Twitter account posted a video of the central defender walking up the stairs on to the plane as the team departed for Germany.
And the dozens of positive replies from excited fans shows just how much Holding has been missed in his absence.
“Rob Holding you know, he’s better than Cannavaro,” tweeted one Gooner, quoting the lyrics to his song.
Another called on Emery to put him straight into the team, writing: “Thank goodness, bench David Luiz please.”
“OMG HE IS BACK,” shouted another supporter, accompanied by three ‘love eye’ emojis.
A fourth happy Arsenal fan tweeted: “Our lord and saviour Holdini.”
“What a sight to see!! Big @RobHolding95 back in the mix!” added another Gooner.
Meanwhile, Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas says he would start Holding alongside Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney against Frankfurt, despite the duo also just returning from injury.
“Emery must resolve this and come to a conclusion on how to sort this out,” he wrote in his Sky Sports column.
“[Kieran] Tierney, [Hector] Bellerin, and [Rob] Holding should play [against Eintracht Frankfurt].
“I would play them this week and take a defeat if it meant they got the game time they needed.”