Arsenal defender Rob Holding not keen on West Ham loan switch

first_imgRob Holding is not keen on a West Ham switch (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arsenal defender Rob Holding is not interested in a loan move to West Ham, despite the Hammers coming in with a £5m offer to take him on a season-long deal.Holding had been thought to be surplus to requirements at the Emirates and available for transfer this summer, with the likes of Newcastle also interested in his services.However, the centre-back started the Community Shield as Arsenal beat Liverpool and played 90 minutes of the opening game of the season as the Gunners kept a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Fulham.There is plenty of competition in the middle of defence at Arsenal, especially since the signings of Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba, but Holding appears to be confident in the fight for his place.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Sun reports that the 24-year-old is ready to turn down a short-term move to West Ham, even if Arsenal were prepared to accept the substantial loan fee on offer.Holding’s chance to prove himself to manager Mikel Arteta is set to continue with Shokdran Mustai, Pablo Mari, Sokratis Papastathopoulous, David Luiz and Calum Chambers all out injured.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySokratis and Mustafi are available for transfer with Napoli keen on the former, while interest in the latter appears limited.Holding appears to have climbed up the pecking order, though, and is likely to start on Saturday against West Ham, who will have to contend with what they have missed out on.David Moyes’ side got off to a really poor start to the season last weekend, losing 2-0 at home to Newcastle and the Scot is desperate to add to his central defensive options, having tried and failed to sign Burnley’s James Tarkowski earlier in the summer.MORE: Santi Cazorla congratulates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over new Arsenal contractMORE: Emiliano Martinez reveals how Mikel Arteta reacted when he asked to leave ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal defender Rob Holding not keen on West Ham loan switchcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 16 Sep 2020 7:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShares Commentlast_img read more

USG to create online guide for spring admits

first_imgAt Tuesday night’s USG meeting, USG Vice President Rini Sampath announced that an online guide for USC students who are admitted for the spring semester will be available within a week. The guide, which will be posted on USG’s website, will give spring admits information on what to expect during their freshman year.“It’s an opportunity for spring-admitted students to come here to be successful and feel like they’ll have a great time,” Sampath said.Currently, official information for incoming spring admits is limited to frequently asked questions pages on USC’s website. Sampath hopes that the new guide will expand on this page and provide more information.“This will be a comprehensive guide,” Sampath said. “It will take the information from the FAQ page and really flesh it out.”The new guide will cover a variety of topics, including housing, registering for classes and food on campus.Inspiration for the page came from Winston Lee, a sophomore majoring in computer science and computer engineering who created a Google Document for students who were admitted in the spring of 2014. A spring 2014 admit himself as well as a current USG senate aid, Lee created the page to help others facing similar challenges.“Basically I wanted something I didn’t have as a student, which was a document that compiled the different information I gathered through my research,” Lee said.Before enrolling at USC, Lee lived near campus and took classes at Los Angeles Community College. He struggled to find information about which of his credits would transfer and what other classes he should take.“[The information] is definitely out there, it’s just hidden on different sites and different pages,” Lee said.USG’s new page will expand on Lee’s design and will feature graphic design and testimonials from former spring admits“We’re taking what Winston [Lee] created and making it more accessible, and more aesthetically pleasing,” Sampath said.Sampath and Lee met at USC while participating in student government. Their decision to collaborate grew from both being spring admits themselves.“We bonded over the spring admission experience,” Lee said.In her experience, Sampath found that the Facebook page for spring admits was filled with questions.“The Facebook page had a lot of questions, like ‘what do I do about housing?’” Sampath said.Though it is specifically designed for spring admits, Sampath and Lee hope that the new page will answer questions that are relevant for all students.“The final product should be something that everyone at our university be able to utilize,” Sampath said.last_img read more