What is your preferred CB pairing?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Debre-Zeyit, Sep 1, 2019.


Which two CBs would you prefer partnered up in defence? (2 votes)

  1. Luiz

  2. Sokratis

  3. Holding

  4. Chambers

  5. Mustafi

  6. Mavropanos

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Debre-Zeyit

    Debre-Zeyit Active Member

    Luiz or Sokratis to make way for Holding?
  2. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Konaté and Tah...

    Oh wait we forgot to spend money on actually good CBs. Yikes...

    Probably Chambers and Holding. But that is still barely a top10 quality.
  3. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Luiz and Holding, probably.
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  4. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    One with Holding but the pairings are all **** imo
  5. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Not a clue. Feel like people are massively overhyping Holding, sure he looked decent before his injury but he can't have played more than 7 or 8 games in a row for us at any stage during his time here? Need to give him time.
  6. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Luiz and Holding purely based on the fact that it absolutely cannot be worse than any pairing involving Sokratis or Mustafi.
  7. Toast

    Toast Well-Known Member

    It's about getting a balanced pair, so ideally a 'reader' and a 'tackler' type. Luiz, Sokratis and Mustafi are all tackler types, so can't really play together. Today was a painful reminder of that.

    Holding, and arguably Chambers, are the only 'reader' types we have, with only the former being at the requisite level to start, imo. Therefore, Holding should be a nailed on starter. Luiz and Sokratis to slog it out for the other spot. Mustafi and Mavropanos are irrelevant.

    In a perfect set up we'd also have a right-footed RCB and a left-footed LCB, since this makes it easier to play out from the back. Luiz is two-footed, while Sokratis is more reliant on his right. Luiz should therefore probably get the nod, but in the end it's all about who strikes up the best partnership with Holding.
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  8. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    Pending how he retruns, Holding and one of Sok and Luiz
  9. Furious

    Furious Emery Gone, Telly Back On

    Luiz and whoever is least sh!t, which is probably Sokratis still.
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  10. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Chambers should be an option, I’d go with him and Holding.
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  11. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Holding and Sokratis comfortably for me. Assuming Holding comes back as good as he was before injury last year.
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  12. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

  13. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Luiz and Holding. Though I do think Bellerin returning and Tierney joining will help our chosen CB pairing.
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  14. goonerfamily

    goonerfamily Well-Known Member

    Our central defenders are all roughly at the same level but I'd go for Luiz and Holding when fit because I think both are stronger on the ball than Sokratis. Plus, we should give the game time to Holding because he's young and can develop.
  15. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Depends on Holding and how he'll preform after his long term injury. If he back to the form of last season then i can see him start with Luiz
  16. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Sokratis and Luiz is technically our best pairing, even though it’s awful. Shows how bad our defence is. Holding was 3rd or 4th choice last season and he played in a back 3, being massively overhyped by some on here.
  17. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    Can i vote for Holding and Chambers?

    Laca - Auba friendship is working in offense, so chambers and holding should work in defense.
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  18. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    Yeah why is chambers not an option I take him and holding.
  19. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member

    Holding and Luiz would be tasty, but they are both slow.

    I'll take Sokratis and Holding until we get a good replacement for Sok.
  20. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

    Emery will turn any CB pairing into an a clown show I'm afraid.

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