You would have never known that Sunday's game was Rob Holding's first since returning from injury.
Our centre back had been sidelined with a hamstring injury since our last trip to Manchester in October, but came back into the side to produce an assured display at Old Trafford.
"I think he had one session [before the game]," Mikel Arteta said. "We didn’t expect him to be back so quickly, to be fair.
"Thanks to the medical staff for the work that they’ve done, but that’s the culture that we’re trying to create. Rob has this determination and he’s willing all the time to play and improve and work hard. He put himself on the line when we needed him and it was an incredible performance."
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