Arsenal have confirmed that defender Rob Holding will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury during the 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Holding had to be stretchered from the field nine minutes before half-time at Old Trafford, with subsequent tests showing major damage in the left knee of the 23-year-old former England Under-21 international.

Rob will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days and the rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months.

Arsenal club statement

A club statement confirmed: "Further to the injury sustained during the match at Manchester United on Wednesday night, we can confirm that Rob Holding has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.

"Rob will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days and the rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months."

Holding had been a regular starter for Arsenal this season, beginning nine Premier League games, as well as four in the Europa League and one in the EFL Cup.

Meanwhile, Gunners head coach Unai Emery has praised summer signing Lucas Torreira for the way he has adapted to English football following his arrival from Sampdoria.

Emery told reporters: "Lucas Torreira has very big qualities in his physical condition and I want every player to be okay to play Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday with a big performance in their physical condition - as well as tactically and also technically.

"With Lucas Torreira I think this quality he has is very high."

Arsenal welcome Huddersfield Town to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, with the hosts having won this fixture 5-0 last season.

The Gunners are 2/7 to take all three points again on Saturday and are 6/1 to claim a 2-0 victory, with leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang available at 1/2 to score at any time against the Terriers.

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Arsenal have confirmed that defender Rob Holding will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury during the 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Holding had to be stretchered from the field nine minutes before half-time at Old Trafford, with subsequent tests showing major damage in the left knee of the 23-year-old former England Under-21 international.

Rob will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days and the rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months.

Arsenal club statement

A club statement confirmed: "Further to the injury sustained during the match at Manchester United on Wednesday night, we can confirm that Rob Holding has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.

"Rob will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days and the rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months."

Holding had been a regular starter for Arsenal this season, beginning nine Premier League games, as well as four in the Europa League and one in the EFL Cup.

Meanwhile, Gunners head coach Unai Emery has praised summer signing Lucas Torreira for the way he has adapted to English football following his arrival from Sampdoria.

Emery told reporters: "Lucas Torreira has very big qualities in his physical condition and I want every player to be okay to play Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday with a big performance in their physical condition - as well as tactically and also technically.

"With Lucas Torreira I think this quality he has is very high."

Arsenal welcome Huddersfield Town to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, with the hosts having won this fixture 5-0 last season.

The Gunners are 2/7 to take all three points again on Saturday and are 6/1 to claim a 2-0 victory, with leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang available at 1/2 to score at any time against the Terriers.

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Source: bet365.com

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