Mustafi or Holding – who partners the Greek Colossus – Poll?

Morning all, fellow suffering Gunners.

Back to me poll do-da to help fill the gap.

Pretty sure we’d all be pretty close now after 8 league games to picking Unai’s starting XI.

I’m by far and away the most knowledgeable on this site when it comes to attacking football, but beyond useless when it comes to defenders, so although it appalls me to admit this, I need your help.

My interest in defenders goes no further than Tony Adams, although I’m aware that when it comes to the overall defence, continuity is vital as it’s the misunderstandings that lead to more let-ins than anything else.

Sadly, and hopefully only for now, I’m having to leave Laurent out of the equation and just hope he makes a full and speedy return. He would make the poll irrelevant.

So, here we go. Same as before,  4-2-3-1. Difference today is that I’m insisting Sokratis is a starter, so you’re picking the other CB. Does Holding have a real future? If so, and it’s a close call between him and Mustafi, would that swing it? I have no idea.



24 Responses to Mustafi or Holding – who partners the Greek Colossus – Poll?

  1. LB says:

    Thanks for that Micky

    It helps having a little Arsenal treat in the morning, a bit like finding one Malteaser left over from a past indulgence, you really want to scoff the packet as before but are grateful for the one nevertheless.

    I am quite surprised by how much one particular defender is leading this vote.

  2. chas says:

    Cheers, Micky.

    I was wondering how Unai arrived at the Holding/Mustafi combo for Fulham, because i’m sure everyone thought the Cretan Rock face would play. Maybe he had a slight niggle but not enough to keep him off the bench,

    Ah, I’ve just seen that Big Sok may have twisted his ankle playing for Greece and had to come off at half time. So maybe it’s all a bit academic in the short term at least.

  3. LBG says:

    Thanks Micky for this morning’s Malteaser!

    Holding for the moment, and the two, towering Greek Columns for longer term. Holding will become the Keown of the new back four, with Sok and Mav the Adams and Bould.

  4. VP of Oz says:

    thanks Micky
    I’d like to see a poll of Mustafi vs Chambers
    that would be an interesting result

  5. LB says:

    So if Sok is injured for Leicester then Mustafi and Holding naturally start but what will happen if one of those gets and injury during the game……………………………

  6. mickydidit89 says:

    Easy answer LB, bring on another forward. It’s Leicester after all 🙂

    I went for Holding, simply because I couldn’t choose between them and Holding might continue to develop, and therefore be part of our future

    Like LBG, I think the other greek bloke looks pretty good in the short burst that I saw him

  7. mickydidit89 says:

    On a serious note, if Unai doesn’t have Mav. on the bench, then I guess he’d go from a back 4 to 3

    Haven’t we flogged Chambers, or was it a loan?

  8. GunnerN5 says:

    Chambers is on a season long loan to Fulham.

  9. chas says:

    Monreal can play centre back.
    A. M-N (Con) at left back?

  10. fred1266 says:

    So the poll is pair someone along Sokratis?

  11. fred1266 says:

    Imagine chamber on loan to a size that doesn’t defend

  12. LB says:

    There is something in drafts should you fancy a morning off, please feel free to chop and change.

  13. chas says:

    Cracking, ta. 🙂

  14. VP of Oz says:

    the reason I said Chambers is that I think a lot of people have lost faith/confidence in Mustafi and would vote the alternative regardless who it is

    Holding is doing a great job though

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  16. LB says:

    Wooo, good goal, didn’t realise that he had that in his locker.

  17. fred1266 says:

    Did we sell him or is he on loan

  18. chas says:

    Nelson and Chambers are on loan

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  22. mickydidit89 says:

    Hercules Beetles don’t look especially friendly sorts, do they

  23. chas says:

    New post up shortly as I have things to do.

  24. chas says:

    NEW POST – an LB special

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