Ian Wright tells Arsene Wenger to give Arsenal starlet a chance

Ian Wright wants to see Arsene Wenger put his faith in young Arsenal defender Rob Holding

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Ian Wright has told Arsene Wenger to give Rob Holding a chance in the heart of Arsenal’s defence.

The English defender has rarely been called upon this season after arriving at The Emirates from Bolton Wanderers in the summer transfer window.

Holding has only made five Premier League appearances for Arsenal so far this season but impressed when he helped the Gunners beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley last month, and also featured against Manchester United on Sunday.

And Arsenal legend Wright says he wants to see Holding given a regular chance to impress for Wenger’s team.

Wright said on BT Sport’s Premier League Tonight show: “From what I’ve seen from Rob Holding in the few games, he deserves a chance.

“His composure and the way he plays… he’s more assured than Gabriel Paulista and Shkodran Mustafi, in my opinion.”

Arsenal return to Premier League action on Wednesday night with a trip to Southampton.

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The Gunners, who ended up second and without a trophy last term, can still end the season with a trophy when they take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley later this month.

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