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Arsenal defender Holding full of praise for summer arrivals Tierney and Martinelli

Arsenal defender Rob Holding is full of praise for summer arrivals Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli.

After recovering from a hernia operation, Scottish full-back Tierney made his Gunners debut in the 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup third round on Tuesday, a game in which Martinelli scored twice.

Holding also found the net and said: “Kieran's a good Scottish lad who brings a bit of banter to the team.

"He and I are getting on really well, you couldn't ask for a better way for him to settle in.

“He's a top-quality lad and he's a great lift in the changing room as well. He's a really nice guy and I'm so happy for him to play and get 60 minutes under his belt."

On Martinelli, he added: “He's been a handful in training. He's a sharp lad and a natural finisher.

“You saw the header, he's a small lad and he got up there and won it. He's impressive so hopefully he can continue with that."

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