Many Arsenal fans on Twitter have been praising Rob Holding for the maturity he showed on his Champions League debut.
The 21-year-old, signed from Bolton in the summer for £2m, played alongside Laurent Koscielny in the 4-1 win in Basel that ensured the Gunners topped their group.
And not even a mistake which led to Basel’s consolation could stop some supporters comparing Holding (pictured above, left) with Manchester City’s John Stones.
— Mark Prentice (@mark_prentice) December 6, 2016
Holding > Stones #AFC
— Dev (@GrailOfFutbol) December 6, 2016
Rob Holding at £2m in today’s market could turn out to be an absolute steel! He’s got the lot! #afc
— dan wylie (@wyliedan) December 6, 2016
Nothing to hold against the young Holding, he has been superb all night before that mistake that gifts Basel a goal #Afc
— Michel Sh. Kayemba (@mikedandy) December 6, 2016
Rob Holding looks the business #AFC
— Luke Alcock (@lukealcock1980) December 6, 2016
Rob Holding is top class for me. He has done extremely well #AFC
— Bekim (@Bekims) December 6, 2016
— Sean H (@afcsean89) December 6, 2016
However, other fans felt Holding’s error showed up his lack of experience on the biggest stage, in only his seventh appearance for Arsenal.
— Alex Batt (@AlexBatt) December 6, 2016
— Tolu Adigun-James (@tjames_emjay) December 6, 2016
— Justin. (@AlexisMyDrug) December 6, 2016
— DD (@JcwannabeGooner) December 6, 2016