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Blues in safe hands with Steve Arnold

Goalkeeper joins Southend United on two-year deal

2 July 2021

Southend United are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Steve Arnold.

Steve, 31, joins Blues after leaving Northampton Town this summer, signing a two-year deal. 

The 6ft 5in stopper started his professional career with Norwich City and has gone on to play over 230 games. 

Arnold twice previously helped Forest Green Rovers to the National League play-offs before joining Dover Athletic. He’s also had spells in the Football League with Wycombe, Stevenage, Shrewsbury before he joined the Cobblers.  

Upon joining, Arnold said: “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.  

"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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