Arsenal boss Unai Emery has highlighted the fact that he has a lot of options in the centre-back position while reassuring the fans that other players will soon get their chance to feature.

The Arsenal manager said goodbye to Laurent Koscielny in the summer and the exit of the Frenchman meant that more numbers were in the centre-back department.

Emery has opted to keep David Luiz and Sokratis as his two main centre-backs so far this term, but at this time last season, Rob Holding was one of the regular names on the team sheet.

The Engishman recently returned from a long injury spell and after featuring in the cup competitions, most fans will be hoping to see him start more often.

According to Unai Emery, Holding will now ‘have the chance to play’, hinting that the promising defender will finally receive the starts that he deserves.

“Kieran and Rob (Holding) are closer to playing,” he said (via the Irish Mirror)

“I think Rob Holding can play 90 minutes with a good performance. Now we are also working with David Luiz and Sokratis, but really, I am very happy. He is going to have a chance to play a lot of matches.”

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