Billingshurst, Sussex born outside-left Arthur Holden began his football career with Southern League Portsmouth in 1903 before joining Southend United in 1906. In the 1907 close season he moved to Plymouth Argyle and was a fixture in the team over the next two years at Home Park. The Plymouth club handbook described him as “fast, dashing and noted for accurate centring”. In April 1909, after 10 goals in 87 appearances, he left Argyle to sign for Chelsea, where he made his Football League debut the same month at Newcastle United. He made 20 appearances and scored once during his single year with the club.
In September 1910 he returned to Plymouth, immediately regaining his place on the wing and recapturing his previous good form. However, he lost his place in the side during the 1911-12 campaign and after a further 3 goals in 45 appearances he left the club at the end of the season, returning to Southend United where he ended his career.