Arsenal head coach Unai Emery had made Rob Holding a regular starter in the Premier League and the centre back played an integral part in their 22 game unbeaten run and the fans obviously missed him throughout the 2018/19 campaign as he obviously missed half of it.
The £25k-a-week performer is now battling his way back to fitness on Arsenal's pre-season tour of America.
Legendary Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has said he is "very surprised" by Laurent Koscielny's refusal to join the rest of the squad for their pre-season tour of the United States.More news: Taliban twin attack kills 9, injures 30 in Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan
But, with only Burnley, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Norwich forking out less on new recruits so far, the lack of investment is one of the issues highlighted by an alliance of Arsenal supporters' groups in recent days.
So it is now clear that Koscielny has rebelled because he wants to leave the club and doesn't want to respect his contract, and it is also obvious that Emery wanted him to stay for his final year.
"An English player who grew up in our academy can understand the English spirit and Arsenal values".More news: Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro launching in China on July 30
The 33-year-old French centre back, who has a year left on his contract, has been linked by the British media with a switch to Ligue one clubs Girondins Bordeaux and Olympique Lyonnais. And Emery now wants to sign more talent that can go straight into his first-team.
"Chelsea are in a little bit of turmoil; they can't sign any players, they've got Frank Lampard, and they've got young players coming in". First Arteta, then Mertesacker, now Koscielny, all 3 players were great in their prime, but were given the captaincy when they were no longer key members of the starting XI.
"We are really happy with Holding's progress". Unai Emery has been conducting some training sessions there as they will be playing some matches in different places in US and he has delivered some exciting news about Rob Holding.More news: Manny Pacquiao Dethrones Keith Thurman To Capture WBA Welterweight Title
"But what we need is for everyone to work together on and off the pitch and to take leadership from all the players".