Arnold makes move into non-league after Cobblers release

Shrimpers swoop for goalkeeper on two-year deal

Friday, 2nd July 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd July 2021, 4:34 pm
Steve Arnold.
Steve Arnold.

Goalkeeper Steve Arnold has dropped into non-league after being released by the Cobblers.

The 31-year-old, who played 22 times in two years at Sixfields, has signed a two-year deal with Southend United following their relegation from League Two last season.

He’s also had spells with Wycombe, Stevenage, Shrewsbury, Dover Athletic and Forest Green Rovers.

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“As soon as my agent said there was interest from Southend United it stayed in my mind, especially the size of the club and the fan base," said Arnold.

"I had a couple of offers from Scotland and up north but with what Southend are looking to do next season and potentially going for glory it really drew me to the club and I want to be part of the journey.

"If we do our job right we will be right up there, I will bring a lot of positivity to the place and as a player I would say I am a dominant goalkeeper, I’m confident in the box and in the air, I love coming for crosses and doing my job which is ultimately making saves and keeping clean sheets.

"I’ve got a wealth of experience in the EFL as well as the National League to fall back on, I am 31 now and I would say I am in my prime as a keeper and I can’t wait to get going."