Rob Holding
Rob Holding was being stretched off at Old Trafford. Getty Images

Arsenal defender Rob Holding has been ruled out of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Holding was forced off in the first half of the Gunners’ 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Wednesday after a challenge from Marcus Rashford and was replaced by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

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In a statement on its official website, the Gunners has confirmed that the Englishman’s campaign is over, with the rehabilitation process expected to take between six and nine months.

“Further to the injury sustained during our match at Manchester United on Wednesday night, we can confirm that Rob Holding has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.

“Rob will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days. The rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months.

“Everyone at the club will now be working as hard as we can to ensure Rob is back on the pitch as soon as possible,” the statement read.