Blues bring in experienced stopper Arnold

Vanarama National League outfit, Southend United have confirmed the signing of 31-year-old goalkeeper, Steve Arnold following the players’ release from Northampton Town.

Arnold has penned a two-year deal at Roots Hall Stadium having made more than 230 appearances with a string of clubs, including Wycombe Wanderers, Stevenage and Shrewsbury Town.

Speaking to www.southendunited.co.uk, Arnold enthused: “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.  

“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.  

Welham Green-born Arnold added: “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.”

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Brian Jeeves

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