By Matt Farr

Arsenal fans have urged Arsene Wenger on Twitter to hand Rob Holding more opportunities in the first team after another good performance for the Under-23s.

The 21-year-old was one of the standout performers for Arsenal’s Under-23 side during their impressive 4-1 victory over Chelsea on Friday.

The defender finished the game with a goal and an assist, and Arsenal fans were delighted with his display.

However, he has found first-team opportunities at the club limited following his summer move from Bolton, having appeared just 10 times in all competitions.

But after his impressive showing against Chelsea, fans have now taken to Twitter to urge Wenger to grant him more first-team action in the coming weeks.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/JTPollard10/status/835128068620578817

Arsenal’s appreciation for Holding comes as little surprise since the player has settled in very well at the Emirates this season – despite his lack of action.

However, the calls for the youngster to replace Shkodran Mustafi in the starting line-up does raise a few questions.

The 24-year-old has been a formidable asset to the club since his arrival in the summer, and his new partnership with Laurent Koscielny is considered solid.

Until a poor recent run of results, Mustafi was considered an undroppable member of the first-team squad.

Nevertheless, both Arsene Wenger and the fans will be encouraged by the squad’s strength in depth, something that has been cause for concern in recent seasons.

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