Many Arsenal fans on Twitter are desperate to see Lucas Perez replace Alex Iwobi in the starting line-up when the Gunners travel to Liverpool.
Perez earned praise from supporters for his display in the 2-0 FA Cup win at Sutton United, as he opened the scoring with a cross-cum-shot, while Iwobi struggled to impose himself on the non-League side.
A lack of regular action has prompted reports that Perez may want to leave the Emirates, but his strike against Sutton means he has now been directly involved in nine goals in his last eight starts – and fans want him in the team at Anfield on March 4.
Lucas needs to start against Liverpool in place of Iwobi #SUFCvAFC
— Gooner Shariyat (@GoonerShariyat) February 20, 2017
Perez must start v Liverpool next week. Surely.
— Grampian Gooner (@GrampianGooner) February 20, 2017
Lucas simply has to start against Liverpool over Iwobi. He, Alexis and Welbeck would be a front 3 I’d love to see. AI19 in need of a break
— Danny Ryan (@DannyRyan11) February 20, 2017
Hope Lucas Perez starts in games now. We will really need him vs Liverpool.
— Ra’id ⚽⚡️?? (@MesutsTouch) February 20, 2017
Lucas should start over Iwobi for the rest of the season , top player #Afc
— gaz edwards (@gazed87) February 20, 2017
Lucas needs to play more, Iwobi should be given a long rest, played so many games
— Simon Breeze (@Simon_Breeze) February 20, 2017
Lucas Perez should get more of a chance, Iwobi hasn’t played well the last month, he’s probably jaded.
— Alex Dellanzo (@ADellanzo1) February 20, 2017
Don’t understand how Wenger prefers Iwobi over Lucas Perez ?
— Mohammed Janahi (@MJana7i) February 20, 2017
Other Arsenal fans were keen to praise Rob Holding for his performance in central defence.
— colm doyle (@colmdoyle88) February 20, 2017
Really like Rob Holding. Could be unreal if he hits the gym
— Healy (@MarkHealyAFC) February 20, 2017
Now big rob holding there’s a player I’m glad is at the club ?? different gravy the lad
— Liam Partridge (@LiamPartridge) February 20, 2017
Rob Holding is such a solid player him over Gabriel all day long !
— Rossco (@rossco_73) February 20, 2017
Rob Holding was Arsenal’s best player that says a lot about how unfussed our players were
— Sach (@SarriesKid10) February 20, 2017