Holding Signs Contract Extention

Rob Holding has signed a new contract at Arsenal, the club have confirmed. The 22-year-old joined the Gunners from Bolton Wanderers in 2016 in a ÂŁ2 million deal, and has since gone on to win the FA Cup and the Community Shield with the club. Holding has made 26 appearances in all competitions this season, even scoring in the 4-2 group stage win over BATE Borisov in the Europa League.

The club has not confirmed the exact length of Holding’s contract extension, but he has signed a “long-term” deal. Holding has played for England at various youth levels, and has won five caps for the Under-21 team, though he has yet to gain senior recognition. The news ensures Holding will be at Arsenal next season regardless of who succeeds Arsene Wenger as manager. The Frenchman is set to resign this summer, though he has suggested that the announcement was not “his decision”.

Nevertheless, Holding is to continue providing support for the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Shkodran Mustafi.

Arsenal New Manager Rumours

Here are some rumours from today about who will possibly replace Arsene Wenger when he steps down at the end of the current season. The first one will have most fans’ scratching their heads as he has not been discussed so far.

Numerous managers have been tipped to replace Wenger, with Juventus’ Max Allegri, Germany boss Joachim Low and former Barcelona chief Luis Enrique all linked. However, according to Bosnian publication Pravda BL, Jurgen Klopp’s No.2 Buvac will succeed Wenger. Liverpool announced yesterday that the Serbian will spend some time away from the Reds in the coming weeks, citing “personal reasons” for his leave of absence. They also claimed Buvac, nicknamed ‘the brain’, will return to Anfield. However, Pravda BL say Buvac will take over at Arsenal, with the Liverpool coach desperate to become a manager. They reckon everything is in place for Klopp’s No.2 to take over at the Emirates this summer.

Another rumour/gossip states that Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle with Carlo Ancelotti to succeed Arsene Wenger, it has been claimed. Ancelotti is among the contenders to be named the new Arsenal boss and fancies the task of rebuilding Wenger’s crumbling empire, according toTuttoMercatoWeb columnist Tancredi Palmeri.

But Palmeri claims talks between the two parties have hit the wall after failing to agree personal terms. Ancelotti is reportedly demanding around ÂŁ8.8m (€10m) to take on the job but Arsenal are only willing to offer half. Palmeri suggests Ancelotti could still take the job – but he would have to accept the Gunners’ ÂŁ4.4m (€5m) offer. The Italian has been out of work since being axed by Bayern Munich last September.

The First Thing

What is the first thing you see in the morning?

The ceiling fan or the wall on the side of my bed or sometimes the pillow itself depending on what position I find myself in when I wake up. I see the wall opposite me.

There is a belief among Indians, mostly Hindus, and I think some other cultures that how your day goes is based on the first thing that you see as soon as you wake up. So if you see something nice and pretty or something/someone you love, then your day goes well. But the opposite means that you will have an awful day.

Some older folks, like my dad, even cover up a mirror if it is large and near them because they don’t like to see their own reflection the first thing in the morning.

Prompt from 31 DAYS OF WRITING PROMPTS FOR MAY at the SitsGirls