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Arsenal fans love Rob Holding even more after he reveals what he said to Diego Costa during FA Cup final

The young defender revealed all during a Q&A session with Arsenal fans on the club’s Members’ Day

Rob Holding is a bit of legend in the eyes of Arsenal fans, especially after his solid performance in the FA Cup final against Chelsea back in May. 

The young centre-back stood firm against the Blues’ attack, constantly getting the better of fiery forward Diego Costa.

Mind games

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Mind games

The Spain international may have scored Chelsea’s equaliser, but struggled to make much of an impact on the final overall.


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His performance was marred by an altercation with Holding during the opening half, while fans have been desperate to know what was said between the two.

During a Q&A event with Arsenal members, Holding was asked what he said.

And the reply was brilliant. 

Holding said: “An expletive, then I just called him a nutter basically.

“Something’s not right in his head I don’t think.

“I knew what he was going to play like, I knew he was going to try the mind games and try and throw me off my game, so I just didn’t rise to it and got back into position.

“I think he sort of tapped my chest so I think there was a little bit of respect there maybe, so he was alright.”

Hero

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Arsenal were surprise winners during the Wembley showpiece, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey.

The bitter rivals face one another again at Wembley this weekend as they contest the Community Shield.


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