Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has named the centre-back who can solve Arsenal’s defensive woes next season, and who won’t even cost a penny.
The Gunners conceded 51 goals in their 38 Premier League matches this season and 11 in their last five which ultimately stopped their chances of a top four finish.
Shkodran Mustafi, in particular, has come under scrutiny for his performances and the German is one of a number of defensive players who could be out the door this summer.
However, Winterburn says that a forgotten player already at the club could be the answer that Emery is looking for.
Speaking on Love Sport Radio (via Football.london), he said: “I’d like to see a pacy attacking wide player come to the club, potentially another midfield player and there is a lot being said about the need to restrengthen in defence.
“But I think Unai Emery may be looking at the likes of Rob Holding, who had a fantastic six months and then picked up a serious knee injury.
“He was coming through and looking very, very consistent. It’s just a case of where Unai Emery feels he needs to strengthen.”
Holding will not be fit in time to assist Arsenal in their Europa League final clash with Chelsea (May 29). A win for the Gunners will see them qualify for next year’s Champions League group stage.