Rob Holding opens up on Arsenal captaincy voting
Rob Holding opens up on Arsenal captaincy voting
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Rob Holding opens up on Arsenal captaincy voting

Arsenal defender Rob Holding has revealed that club opted to cast a blind vote last week, in order to resolve the captaincy issue that has not been resolved.  

The club does not have a known captain following Laurent Koscielny's departure in the summer.

Prior to his departure, Emery opted to use a leadership structure which initially had five senior players; Ozil, Ramsey, Cech, Xhaka and Koscielny. 

Holding has now revealed that they cast votes to pick the team's skipper, and he hopes he will be packed. 

“He [Emery] likes his five captains. We had a vote the other week, so we’ll see what happens and see who gets named.

“It was just writing names down and then giving them to the manager. He will go through them obviously with his input and we’ll see what happens. If I get it, then I’ll be more than happy and honoured to do it,"

“I didn’t [vote for myself]. I don’t know the rules but I didn’t. I can’t say who I voted for,"

Holding is one of the contenders for the leadership roles, with Emery revealing in the past that he would want one of his captains to be English. 

“I would love to be a captain and being captain of Arsenal is unbelievable,” Holding said. 

“It would be a great feeling. We will see what happens in the next couple of weeks. If I get it, I will be more than happy. When I was told I was going to be vice-captain [against Nottingham Forest] it was an honour.

“As soon as Mesut came off I knew I was getting the armband so it was just a great moment for me.”

The young defender has been out for months following a serious knee injury, making his comeback in the 5-0 drubbing of Nottingham Forest.

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