Holden not afraid of Gunners
American midfielder hopes to shine at Emirates
Last Updated: September 10, 2010 1:36pm
Holden: Ready for Arsenal
Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden does not expect Owen Coyle's side to be daunted by the trip to Arsenal this weekend.
The 25-year-old has featured heavily for the Trotters this season, including two 90 minute run-out against West Ham and Birmingham City.
Holden is set to be named in Coyle's starting XI for Saturday's game at the Emirates as the Whites face one of their most difficult away fixtures.
And the former Sunderland performer is keen to show his credentials against Arsene Wenger's title challengers.
"It was a bit stop start for me last season and I was injured," admitted the USA international.
"Now I have had a pre-season and the experience of the World Cup I want to make a big impact at Bolton.
"I am feeling 100% physically and really looking forward to building up my fitness, getting some more games and really pushing on."
While Holden admires Arsenal's style he believes Bolton can continue their good start to the campaign.
"They are team of internationals, a team that likes to pass the ball, a team that likes to attack but we have got to focus on ourselves," he said.
"If we go about it in the way the manager wants us to we can give them a good game. We are not going there to lie down and take a beating.
"We have a number of experienced players who have played in big games so I do not think we will be daunted by taking on Arsenal."