Arsenal targeting place in Europe after turning around slump with back-to-back wins, insists Rob Holding

Arsenal targeting place in Europe after turning around slump with back-to-back wins, insists Rob Holding

December 30, 2020

ROB HOLDING insists Arsenal are targeting a place in Europe after turning around their season with back-to-back victories.

The Gunners have qualified for European competition for 25 consecutive seasons but that run was under threat as they looked capable of being dragged into a relegation battle.

However, this week’s victories over Chelsea and Brighton have lifted the gloom.

And centre-back Holding is adamant that Mikel Arteta’s men are now looking up the Premier League table.

Holding and his team-mates visit struggling West Brom on Saturday.

And he said: “Fingers crossed we can climb the league and get back into European places and push on.

“These two wins are a massive confidence boost for us.

“We went through that really rough patch, but as soon as we got a win it gave us a lift.

“Now we’ve got another win and hopefully now we can go on a bit of a run, pick up points and climb up the table.”

Arsenal struggled in the first half before Alex Lacazette arrived as a sub and immediately scored the only goal at Brighton on Tuesday.

And Holding said: “Laca came on and made the difference, got the goal.

“But I think our last couple of games when we have lost, we have had so many attempts and not scored.

“So if we have two touches in the box and still win, I’ll take that all day.”

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