Arsenal fans react to Rob Holding’s performance at Basel
The Arsenal faithful were certainly keen to give their thoughts on young Rob Holding after his rare start on Tuesday night.
Holding, who left Bolton to join the Gunners during the summer transfer window, has rarely featured this season due to Laurent Ksocielny’s solid partnership with Shkodran Mustafi.
However, Arsene Wenger did not mind handing the 21-year-old his first ever Champions League start in what was expected to be a tricky trip to Basel.
A convincing team performance saw Arsenal stroll their way to victory and secure a first place finish in their group ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.
And despite failing to keep a clean-sheet as he conceded a late goal from Seydou Doumbia, a majority of the fans had rave reviews for Holding on Tuesday.
Here were the reactions from Gooners…
Rob Holding doubles his value with every performance. £2m. Genuine tears here.
— ™ (@TheFalseNein) December 6, 2016
I'm a big fan of Rob Holding. He looks so confident on the ball. Young and english aswell. What a steal.
— – (@WengerTactic) December 6, 2016
Holding carries himself like a Rolls Royce at centre-back. Classy.
— Pablo (@AFCAMDEN) December 6, 2016
Am I happy Rob Holding gave the goal away on purpose in appreciation for Basel giving us ElNeny for only 5m? Look, yes.
— Logy (@IAmTheAyology) December 6, 2016
Rob Holding was very impressive tonight. From the Championship to the Champions League in a season. 👏👏👏
— UberArsenal™ (@UberAFC) December 6, 2016