Arsenal fans have been seeing a lot of good news and developments in recent days.
And if it’s anything to go by, this is more positive news to hear.
The Gunners have been hopeful that Rob Holding could be available for the start of the Premier League season.
The defender has been out of action since December after a knee injury ruled him out of the remainder of the season.
The early fears was that Holding would miss the start of the upcoming season too, but Unai Emery could have him available for selection sooner than he may have expected.
He is now closer to action as he got good minutes of playing time in an U-23 fixture.
What a sight! 😍@RobHolding95 back on the field with our under-23s earlier today 🙌
So good to see you back out there, Rob 👊 pic.twitter.com/PN5cuitgSE
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 3, 2019
Earlier reports suggested that the 23-year-old was around one month ahead of schedule after undergoing intensive one-on-one training with a specialist coach as a key part of his rehabilitation.
Emery will very much be delighted with this development.
Holding’s return will be a huge boost for Arsenal following club captain Laurent Koscielny’s refusal to travel to the USA for Arsenal’s pre-season tour.
Holding ideally can’t be available for the opening Premier League game against Newcastle but should be available for first team selection in the next 2-3 games afterwards.