It has been a steep learning curve for the 21 year old since his £2.5m move from Bolton Wanderers last summer, and it seems that his confidence has been shattered.
He was replaced by Sead Kolasinac in the second half who proceeded to score an equaliser for the Gunners just four minutes after his introduction.
It will be interesting to see whether manager Arsene Wenger will look to keep faith with the England Under 21 international or if he is now destined for a long spell out of the first team.
As expected the reaction on Twitter to his first half display was not particularly kind, but equally it must be said, there are certain standards you have to keep if you want to be a regular first team player for the Gunners.
Rob Holding simply isn’t good enough to play for Arsenal.
— Arsenaloholic (@ArsenalohoIic) 14 September 2017
Rob Holding’s confidence has taken a hiding so far this season. Not being managed well.
— Pablo (@AFCAMDEN) 14 September 2017
— Manni (@Just_Zills) 14 September 2017
Remember when we all said Rob Holding was better than John Stones ? Good times
— FTR90 (@FTR90_Memz) 14 September 2017
There were some who defended the youngster though:
— Wrighty (@_Wrighty7) 14 September 2017
Lads can we please show Holding support,the latter has been playing with no confidence recently… Let’s make @RobHolding95 to feel ???? again
— ????GunnerSim1???? (@gunnersim1) 14 September 2017