|Full name Andrew John Arnott|
Position Forward, Midfielder
Height 1.83 m
Place of birth Chatham, England
Name Andy Arnott
|Date of birth (1973-10-18) 18 October 1973 (age 42)|
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Andrew John Arnott (born 18 October 1973) is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League, but also occasionally deputised as a forward. He began his career with Gillingham, later joining Manchester United on loan with a view to a permanent move, although he made no appearances. He subsequently played for Leyton Orient, Fulham, Brighton & Hove Albion and Colchester United in the Football League.
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Born in Chatham, Arnott began his career at nearby Gillingham, where he signed his first professional contract in May 1991. During the 1992–93 season, and after only 32 appearances and 8 goals, Arnott went on loan to Manchester United who wanted to take a closer look at the player. However, he returned to Gillingham having failed to make a first-team appearance at United. He concluded his time at Gillingham with a record of 12 goals in 73 league games.
Leyton Orient signed Arnott for £15,000 in January 1996, where he scored 6 goals in 50 appearances in a struggling side. He did enough to convince Fulham to pay £23,000 for his services in the summer of 1997, but under Mohamed Al-Fayed's regime at the club Arnott could only manage one substitute appearance. He was loaned out to Rushden & Diamonds in 1998, before transferring to Brighton & Hove Albion for £20,000 in October 1998. He made 28 appearances for Brighton, and was involved in a swap loan deal with Colchester United in September 1999, being exchanged for Warren Aspinall. After making four appearances, the deal was made permanent in November of the same year.
Arnott made 15 league appearances in total while with the club, but was forced to call time on his professional career after undergoing a hernia operation. After leaving Colchester, he signed for Stevenage Borough in December 2000, making his debut for Stevenage on 18 August 2001 against Stalybridge Celtic. Again, he was troubled with injuries during his time, joining Dover Athletic in 2002. He was made team captain for Dover, and moved to Welling United in 2004 before a final move to Ashford Town.