Arsenal have reportedly sped up their payments for Rob Holding in order to help out his former team, Bolton Wanderers, who are currently a bit strapped for cash and struggling in the Championship relegation zone.

Arsenal signed Holding in 2016 for a reported £2.5m plus add-ons and, according to the Sun, it’s apparently these bonuses that the Gunners are paying Bolton before they’re due in order to help the Championship side out.

Bonuses and add-ons are usually appearance-related but silverware can also be involved.

Although, considering the centre-back only allegedly cost £2.5m, I doubt his add-ons are that massive.

Holding has only made three Premier League starts this season but Arsene Wenger obviously likes him, so it’s likely that the 22-year-old will gradually be brought into the fold more and more. He has, after all, started 10 games in total. So that’s a start.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 16: Rob Holding of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Bolton are currently in the Championship relegation zone after only winning twice so far this season and losing nine. Therefore, if Arsenal are really helping them out, the money could be put to good use in the January transfer window.

The Trotters’ transfer embargo was lifted in September as well so while it’ll be difficult, they’ve got a chance to fight back.

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