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26th Apr, 2017 | 7:18pm

Arsenal fans fume on Twitter as defender axed from squad v Leicester

By Will Butcher

Arsenal fans are fuming on Twitter after Arsene Wenger decided to leave Rob Holding out of the 18-man squad to face Premier League champions Leicester.

The Gunners play host to Leicester at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, as Wenger looks for his side to fourth win in five games following Sunday’s FA Cup triumph over Man City.

Defender Holding had started the Gunners’ last two outings after Wenger opted to change from a 4-2-3-1 system into a formation that used three central defenders.

However, he has now been completely omitted from the squad as the north London giants make four changes to the side that saw off City in a side posted on their official Twitter account.

Coming in to the side to face Craig Shakespeare’s Foxes are Kieran Gibbs, Francis Coquelin, Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott, while Holding, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud all drop out.

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Arsenal fans have criticised their under-fire manager on Twitter for leaving the ex-Bolton defender out of the starting eleven, as well as the substitutes’ bench.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Holding has made 12 senior appearances in all competitions for the Gunners since confirming a summer move from League One outfit Bolton at the start of the season.

In other Arsenal news, a medical has been completed for this left-back.

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