ARSENAL defender Rob Holding has delighted fans by sharing videos of him training.
The centre-half is expected to be out for the rest of the season after undergoing ACL surgery on his knee.
Instagram @rholding95 Arsenal fans have posted their delight on Twitter, with some believing he is a future Gunners captain
Instagram @rholding95 Arsenal defender Rob Holding is expected to be out for the rest of the season – but he is already back in light training
But Gunners supporters are getting excited that he could yet feature this season after he uploaded workout videos onto his Instagram account.
The 23-year-old captioned them “getting that strength back” – and judging by fans’ reactions they wish he was back strengthening the Arsenal back-line.
Noah Owusu asks if there is “any chance of him playing before the end of the season”, while another adds that it is “good to see you back big man”.
Another writes on Twitter that Arsenal “need you back asap”, while Ambula Cecil posted: “Future captain, leader, legend.”
Instagram @rholding95 The Arsenal defender then got onto the weights as he stepped things up
Instagram @rholding95 Rob Holding moves onto the trampoline in the indoor gym sesh
Instagram @rholding95 Arsenal fans were left jumping for joy when they spotted Rob Holding stepping up the training
SunSport reported how the London club are set to offer Holding a new contract despite doubts over his long-term fitness.
He sustained anterior cruciate ligament damage against Manchester United in December and was ruled out until next season.
But although he may not feature again until September, Gunners bosses are keen to tie him down at the Emirates.
According to the Mirror, boss Unai Emery was impressed by his partnership with Sokratis at the beginning of the season and wants to reward him with a new deal.
Instagram @rholding95 The Arsenal centre-half captioned off the workout pics with a hint that he is building back up his strength
Instagram @rholding95 The 23-year-old is hoping to ‘step’ things up as he returns from ACL surgery
With club captain Laurent Koscielny now 33, many see Holding as his successor at the heart of the Arsenal defence for many years.
Holding joined the Gunners from Bolton in 2016 and signed an extension last summer to keep him at the Emirates until 2023.