Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed defender Rob Holding is set to sign a new deal with the club.
The 25-year-old’s current terms expires in the summer of 2023, but the Gunners will reward his impressive form with an improved contract.
Holding could have left Arsenal in the summer with Newcastle among a number of teams chasing his signature, but the move was blocked by his manager and the centre-back has gone on to make 18 appearances this term – the same amount he managed last season.
Asked if the current first-choice would extend his stay at the Emirates, Arteta said: “It’s something we will announce as quick as we can and it looks that way.”
Crystal Palace visit on Thursday in the Premier League and Holding is set to line up at the heart of defence while several players could return for the hosts.