Arsenal defender Rob Holding admits his life has “changed massively” since joining from Bolton Wanderers this summer.
Holding, a £2m signing, has been thrown into the side due to defensive injuries, playing the full 90 minutes in the 4-3 defeat by Liverpool and goalless draw at Leicester.
“I’m living on my own now for the first time, learning how to cook, giving it a go and not just getting a takeaway every day,” he said.
After the draw at Leicester, Arsene Wenger joked: “Nobody is speaking about the performance of Rob Holding today. You should be happy; he is English, he is 20 years old, but I’m sorry he didn’t cost £55m, so it cannot be good.”
Holding admits he took the comments as a big compliment, saying: “Even if it was a bit of sarcasm to the media, I enjoyed it.
“[Wenger] has helped me settle in really easily, he’s spoken to me on a one-to-one basis, he talks you through games and reviews your games.
“There are no worries about the season ahead. We know the talent we’ve got, and we can pick up points in any game. We don’t go into any games fearing it. We can win any game.”