Arsenal fans want Holding to replace Mustafi following performance against Watford

Towards the end of Arsene Wenger’s tenure at Arsenal, the club’s defensive issues were highlighted.

Shkodran Mustafi was one of the culprits who came under fire regularly from the supporters.

With Unai Emery at the helm, the Spaniard recruited Sokratis to bolster the back line.

The Greece international had started every Premier League game until this weekend when he was left out of the squad to take on Watford at the Emirates.

The 30-year-old was not risked by Emery after he recently suffered a dead leg against Everton.

Instead, Rob Holding partnered Mustafi at the heart of defence and he put in an impressive display in the 2-0 triumph on home soil.

Holding has made four appearances in all competitions, but only two of them have been in the Premier League and Saturday’s encounter was his first top-flight start of the campaign.

The 23-year-old’s performance has led some fans to suggest that he should continue at the back, but alongside Sokratis instead of Mustafi.