Arsenal are poised to offer Rob Holding a new contract, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 23-year-old is currently on the sidelines after sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury against Manchester United in December.
He had made 16 appearances in all competitions prior to being ruled out and the Gunners were unbeaten in the Premier League when Holding was in the side.
Holding may be out until September but could commit his future to Arsenal in the coming months.
Indeed, the aforementioned report claims that Unai Emery is subsequently keen to reward his displays with a new deal.
Formerly of Bolton Wanderers, the defender has made a total of 60 appearances for the Gunners, and has won five caps for the England Under-21s.
And fans of the club are delighted with the news that Holding could be tied down for the foreseeable future, even though his current contract does not expire until 2023.
Take a look at some of the best Twitter reaction below!
Well done Rob ?⚽️❤️
— Goonergirl (@AHAFC1963) February 24, 2019
— ZA Gooner ???? (@sgozo_godola) February 24, 2019
Protecting the asset should it not work out also
— Daniel Meta (@danielmets) February 24, 2019
Played so well before his injury
— Jeff (@jeffman_01) February 23, 2019
Great news…well deserved
— An Ordinary Man ?⚽️??? (@apithell62) February 23, 2019
Fantastic, he is the future and was class this season
— AFC (@afcRyan99) February 24, 2019
England Call up incoming !
— Aaron Taiyé (@AzzaAkindele) February 24, 2019
— Émilien (@Enozahic14) February 24, 2019