Some Arsenal fans were lavishing Rob Holding with praise after a statistic emerged showing how fruitful his partnership with Gabriel Magalhaes is proving to be.
The Emirates Stadium giants have won all four games the pair have started together, conceding just a solitary goal.
When Gabriel Magalhães and Rob Holding started together this season: (all comps)
Goals conceded: 1
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) November 1, 2020
It proves to be an even more impressive stat when you look at the calibre of opposition the duo have faced when starting together.
Two of the four games have been away at home against the ‘big six’ duo Liverpool and Manchester United, showing the incredible level of performance from the two men.
The summer signing from Lille was showered with praise following his performance against the Red Devils yesterday with Jamie Redknapp claiming the Brazilian is the ‘real deal’ and a ‘leader’ (football.london via Sky Sports).
Holding was also on the end of praise with manager Mikel Arteta claiming the Englishman put himself on the line after it emerged the former Bolton defender only trained once in the build-up to yesterday’s fixture.
Fans were full of praise for the £2m acquisition after the stat emerged:
Holding is a very underrated player. Not spectacular but very solid. A defenders defender.
— arsenalchris (@arsenalchris) November 1, 2020
not much credit given to him but rob holding was absolutely phenomenal today
— yusuf (@yusufh010) November 1, 2020
With Holding, he does the basics well, doesn’t have the distributive flair like Luiz, but a very tidy job. I can’t wait to see Chambers back in action. That will be Gold.
— Abu Alex Mathew (@AbuAlexMathew3) November 1, 2020
Holding was so solid today. I only thought he was abit shaky against teams like Liverpool and Man City but today he was class
— . (@CreativeMesut) November 1, 2020
@RobHolding95 my man of the match
— ? (@You_surff) November 1, 2020
They don’t wanna hear me out man. Holding is icy https://t.co/AIxT9UAVdP
— Mükoma (@mxomxa) November 1, 2020
Arsenal fans, what did you make of the performances of Gabriel and Holding? Let us know your thoughts below!