Rob Holding channels his inner Thierry Henry with brilliant keepie-uppie run vs Fulham

Holding was class vs Fulham

Arsenal made the perfect start to their Premier League season on Saturday afternoon. 

Kicking off the new campaign, the Gunners were brilliant against London rivals Fulham, beating the newly-promoted side 3-0 at Craven Cottage. 

Willian was arguably the star of the show, having a hand in all three goals. 

He will officially be credited with two assists, but also provided the final touch for Alexandre Lacazette's opener. 

Surprisingly, Willian wasn't actually named Man of the Match. That award fell to his fellow Brazilian and Arsenal's other debutant, Gabriel. 

The defender was incredibly impressive as he kept a clean sheet and also headed in at the other end, making the perfect start to his career in north London. 

While Arsenal's debuting duo stole the headlines, we saw quality running throughout Mikel Arteta's starting XI and even a flash of brilliance from Rob Holding. 

Arsenal were on fire against Fulham

For about 10 seconds, the centre-back turned into prime Thierry Henry, dribbling his way through a number of players while doing keepie-uppies. 

He then slid a pass into Lacazette who won a corner before turning around and applauding his teammate's effort.  

Check out the clip below: 

Absolutely brilliant.

If you're wondering why we're comparing him to Henry, just look at the resemblance...

What makes the whole thing even better, is that Arsenal scored from the resulting corner. Willian will get the assist for it, but it was Holding who really made that goal! 

After the defender's brilliant performance against Fulham, Arteta confirmed that his centre-back isn't going anywhere. 

"I said to [Holding] 'change your mind because you're not going anywhere'," the Gunners boss said.

Holding is going nowhere

"Rob is another who stands for every value we want at the football club. He had a really difficult time but he trained and why would I have to let him go? He's already playing, what more do you want?" 

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