4 – Rob Holding is a real prospect
With back up defenders Holding and Gabriel coming in for this game, many expected Gabriel to be the senior figure in defence, but it was far from the case. Young Holding was by far the calmest presence on the pitch for Arsenal, he plays with such maturity beyond his years. It is hard to believe he is just 21 and that we signed him for just £2million, especially when John Stones cost Manchester City in the region of £50million! We have a real gem on our hands in Holding. Mustafi’s big money arrival has taken the gloss off of his signing, but with Koscielny 31, Mertesacker likely to leave at the end of the season and Gabriel Paulista’s quality in question – Holding’s chance will come.