Arsenal set to sign £17m Rob Holding replacement ahead of Tottenham: report

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield on April 9, 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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Arsenal are ready to bring in another centre-back, as Mikel Arteta bolstered his backline and fixes a problem position.

The Gunners were dealt a terrible double blow in their Europa League knockout fixture with Sporting at the Emirates Stadium this season when William Saliba and Takehiro Tomiyasu were both injured. Saliba is short of fitness and set to miss this week's crunch clash with Manchester City, while Tomiyasu is out for the season.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.