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Arsenal issue Rob Holding injury update ahead of Leicester City showdown

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Centre-back Rob Holding is match and obtainable for Arsenal’s journey to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City on Sunday lunchtime, the Gunners have confirmed.

The former Bolton Wanderers man, who signed a brand new deal on the Emirates Stadium final month, missed Thursday night’s UEFA Europa League conquer Benfica in Athens after sustaining a head injury in final Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City within the Premier League.

The Gunners made Premier League historical past by being the primary ever membership to make use of the newly-introduced concussion substitution to take Holding off.

That incident dominated him out of the Gunners’ Europa League spherical of 32 second-leg victory over Benfica, with the defender having to comply with strict ruling with reference to concussion accidents.

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However, Holding has been given the inexperienced mild to return to the squad for the conflict with Brendan Rodgers’ excessive flying Foxes.

In an update issued by Arsenal, the membership mentioned: “Rob is offered for choice following the profitable completion of concussion protocol.

“Since being substituted final Sunday, Rob has been feeling effectively always and has been carefully monitored by our medical group on daily basis at London Colney, the place he accomplished his return to play assessments.

“Rob returned to full coaching with the squad on Saturday.”

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That information can be an enormous enhance to Mikel Arteta’s plans for the journey to the Midlands, because the Spaniard could possibly be pressured into making adjustments to deal with the fatigue that’s prone to have crept into the squad after solely taking part in on Thursday and making an allowance for the lengthy journey again throughout Europe.

Whether Holding will, of course, be thrown straight again into the beginning line-up stays to be seen.

Elsewhere, goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson stays sidelined with a knee injury.

“Following a pressure to his knee in coaching, Alex is present process additional assessments and continues to be unavailable,” the Gunners confirmed of their assertion.