first_imgCaptain material 😂— Usismama (@Usismamayo) July 23, 2019More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal 1/1 Read More SPONSORED 1 min. story Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Top articles Rob Holding refused to sign a Tottenham shirt while on Arsenal’s pre-season tour of America (Picture: Arsenal Twitter)Arsenal fans believe Rob Holding has announced himself as an ideal candidate to succeed Laurent Koscielny as club captain after he refused to sign a Tottenham shirt during the pre-season tour of America.The 23-year-old impressed during the first half of last season, cementing a place in Unai Emery’s starting XI before he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury following a clash with Marcus Rashford last November.Arsenal are hopeful the former Bolton defender will have recovered in time to make his first team return by the end of September which would represent a welcome boost given the uncertainty surrounding Koscielny’s future and Emery’s failure thus far to sign a new centre-half this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘When he decided not to come here with us on tour, the solution is now only for the club and him,’ Emery said following last night’s penalty shootout defeat against Real Madrid. ‘He decided to be out.ADVERTISEMENT Skip Coming Next Read More My captain— gunners guru 19 (@GuruGunners) July 23, 2019 by Metro Read More Comment Read More CAPTAIN HIM RIGHT NOW— Jack Simmons (@JackSimmons101) July 23, 2019 PLAY Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisement / About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 2:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Video Settings Full Screen More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I respect him but I have a responsibility, he has a responsibility, and the club have their responsibility. Now it’s an issue only for the club and him.‘My idea is to continue with the players we are working with, and the players that want to be here.’Koscielny’s likely departure will leave something of a leadership vacuum at Arsenal, but many Gooners believe Holding it capable of stepping into the breach after turning down a request to put his moniker to a Spurs shirt…Just give him the armband.— ❄ (@AmaechiSZN) July 23, 2019 Read More struggling Manchester United captain Harry… ‘Give him the armband’ – Rob Holding refuses to sign Tottenham shirt and Arsenal fans love it Advertisement Skip Adlast_img read more