'It's a proud moment... here's to another 100!'


Rob Holding's 100th appearance for The Arsenal was an eventful one.

After falling behind to an early Stuart Armstrong strike, our centre back was kept busy against the lively attacking duo of Che Adams and Danny Ings.

But Holding stood firm in a solid back line as we came from a goal down to secure another big three points at St Mary's.

"We were disappointed to concede from a set-piece and it was something we looked at after the game on Saturday," he told Arsenal Media. "We saw the edge as a weakness of ours and they exploited it, so it’s a bitter one to take, but after the weekend we knew we wanted to get them back because they celebrated and we were disappointed to go out of the FA Cup. It was a good bit of revenge.

"We were angry about the weekend’s result and we wanted to get back at them, so everyone was fired up for it. We came out the blocks straight away and Laca was unlucky in the first minute straight through on goal. But he got his goal towards the end which made him happy, and his effort and work rate was top today, so he deserved the goal.

"I actually had no idea [about the 100th appearance]," Holding added. "I was going in the tunnel before coming out to do press and Dan told me I had joined the 100 club, so it’s a proud moment for me and my family. Here’s to another 100!"

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