Former Premier League ahead Gabriel Agbonlahor has opined that Rob Holding will not be adequate to be the third-choice central defender for Arsenal.
The Gunners have been in cruise management firstly of the month, seemingly on their strategy to successful their first Premier League title since 2004. Nonetheless, the previous few weeks have been removed from supreme for them, having didn’t win their previous three video games. Mikel Arteta’s aspect have been held to attracts towards Liverpool, West Ham United and Southampton in these video games.
Many followers consider these outcomes spotlight William Saliba’s significance to Arsenal and their title push this time period. The defender has missed the group’s previous 5 league video games because of a again harm.
Holding, who changed Saliba within the beginning lineup, has struggled to duplicate the Frenchman’s stage of efficiency. The north London giants have notably conceded 9 targets of their previous 5 league video games with no clear sheets.
Agbonlahor has now launched an assault on Holding, saying that the 27-year-old is a Championship-level defender. The previous Aston Villa captain added that the centre-back will not be adequate for a group that aspires to win the league.
“You have a look at Holding. For me, he’s a Championship defender,” Agbonlahor stated on talkSPORT (through HITC). “Not adequate to be the third-choice centre-half for a group who wish to win the title.”
Holding has made 22 appearances throughout competitions for the Gunners this time period, scoring as soon as and serving to the group hold seven clear sheets.
Arsenal danger shedding result in Manchester Metropolis
Arsenal stay atop the Premier League with 75 factors from 32 video games. Nonetheless, dropping six factors of their previous three outings might quickly show to be pricey within the title race.
Manchester Metropolis might go above Mikel Arteta’s aspect in the event that they win their two video games in hand. The north London giants even have a visit to the Etihad Stadium arising on Wednesday (April 26).
The Gunners face Chelsea, Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion after their go to to Manchester. They then lock horns with Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers of their final two video games of the season.
Arteta will hope to have first-choice defender Saliba again for the run-in. Nonetheless, it’s unclear when the previous Saint-Etienne man will regain full health and return to motion.
Manchester Metropolis, in the meantime, have been in red-hot type not too long ago, successful their previous six league video games. They’ve additionally certified for the semifinals and finals of the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup, respectively.