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Full name  Nathan Anthony Arnold
Name  Nathan Arnold
Date joined  2014
000?–2005  Mansfield Town
Weight  65 kg
Number  20
Height  1.7 m
Role  Footballer

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Date of birth  (1987-07-26) 26 July 1987 (age 28)
Playing position  Attacking midfielder / Winger / Striker
Current team  Grimsby Town F.C. (#20 / Midfielder, Forward)

Place of birth  Mansfield, England

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Nathan Anthony Arnold (born 26 July 1987) is an English footballer. He is primarily a winger but can also play as a striker. He currently plays for Lincoln City, and has previously played for Grimsby Town, Mansfield Town, Hyde United, Alfreton Town, and Cambridge United.


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Early life

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Arnold attended Mansfield's Queen Elizabeth's Secondary School and often played for his own year group's school team as well as years above.

Mansfield Town

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Arnold came up through the youth team at Mansfield Town, and made his debut against Hereford United in October 2005. He scored his first career goal against Bristol Rovers in December 2005 in his third appearance for Mansfield. By the end of the 2006–07 season, he had made over 30 appearances for Mansfield, scoring four goals, and was offered a new contract in May 2007. By the end of the 2007–08 season, Arnold had made 70 appearances in all competitions for Mansfield.


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After a trial at Grimsby Town in July, he signed for Hyde United in the Conference North on a free transfer in August 2009, but with a sell-on clause in his contract stating that if he was sold in the future, Mansfield would gain some of the profits. His competitive debut for Hyde came with his first goal in a 1–0 win against Stafford Rangers, and then in the very next game he netted again in a 1–1 draw with Fleetwood Town. He also scored a 25-yard free kick against Salford City in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

At the end of his first season with Hyde he was one of the outstanding players in their team scoring 11 goals in 38 games in all competitions, making him Hyde's second-top scorer, two goals behind David McNiven.

Alfreton Town

Arnold spent only a single season at Hyde before returning to the East Midlands, signing-on for Conference North club Alfreton Town, helping them to win the league and achieve promotion to the Conference National in his first season. Arnold was one of the outstanding performers for the club, and immediately became a fans' favourite. He contributed 13 goals in all competitions over the course of the season.

The 2011–12 season started badly as Arnold missed a large proportion of the first half of the season after breaking his metatarsal which added to Alfreton Town's already lengthy injury list. After returning he scored at both ends in a bizarre game against Hayes & Yeading where there were four goals in injury time and the final score being 3–2. Arnold began to play an integral part in Alfreton Town's upturn in form from the halfway point in the season by contributing goals and assists, and was subsequently named runner-up for the supporters' player of the year for his part in sustaining the team's Conference National status. His contract came to an end at the end of the 2011–12 season and thus became a free agent, and was believed to be in discussions with his former club Mansfield Town despite Alfreton Town stating he had agreed to stay, creating confusion amongst the fans. On 5 June 2012, Alfreton Town announced that he had signed a new one-year contract with the club. He again contributed largely to the team's season by scoring nine goals and again contributing key assists helping them to achieve a comfortable midtable finish. In June 2013 Alfreton manager Nicky Law confirmed that Arnold was unlikely to remain with the club for the following season as he was keen to play League football again.

Cambridge United

He trialled at former club Mansfield Town but was not offered a contract and instead joined Cambridge United on a two-year deal. In the first half of the season he played a key part, mainly as an impact player from the bench, in the team's good form which seen them unbeaten for the first 16 games of the season, however the team's form soon dipped around Christmas and Arnold then found himself on the sidelines for periods until the end of the season. It was a compliment to the squad overall that the likes of Arnold and Delano Sam-Yorke amongst others found themselves on the sub's bench on many occasions. He did however play a key role in getting Cambridge United to the FA Trophy final by scoring the winner in the first round against Salisbury City and also against St. Albans City in the second round. He then made an appearance in every game of the cup run including a 20-minute appearance at Wembley Stadium for the final where Cambridge United beat Gosport Borough 4–0 to lift the trophy, and also contributed to them finishing the season in 2nd place and a play-off spot. At the end of the 2014–15 season the club did not offer him a new deal when his contract expired.

Grimsby Town

On 19 July 2014, Arnold joined Grimsby Town on a season long loan deal. Although he started his Grimsby Town career injured he went on to establish himself firmly as a first team starter and helped guide them to the play-offs, where he scored two wonderful goals in the 1–2 play off semi-final win over Eastleigh. Unfortunately they narrowly missed out promotion by losing out in the 2015 Conference Premier play-off Final at Wembley Stadium to Bristol Rovers on penalties, although Arnold set up Lenell John-Lewis' opening goal with a brilliant run from the half-way line and then went on to draw 1–1 after extra time. His efforts over the season earned him a place in the Vanarama Conference team of the year, alongside the league's outstanding players.

On 29 May 2015, he joined the club on a permanent one-year deal after being released by Cambridge United, citing the positivity around the club following their narrow avoidance of promotion, even despite reported interest from Football League teams. Over the course of the 2015/16 season Arnold once again played an integral part in taking Grimsby to the play-off and FA Trophy finals.

Arnold scored the third goal in Grimsby's 3–1 victory over Forest Green Rovers in the 2016 National League play-off Final at Wembley, seeing Grimsby promoted to League Two after a six-year absence from the Football League.

At the end of the season, he was offered new terms, but after mulling over the contract, Arnold decided to seek a fresh challenge, "several factors" were behind the decision.

Lincoln City

On 29 July 2016, Arnold signed for Lincoln City; he was signed using money raised from the club's crowd funding scheme. He made his debut for Lincoln in a 3–1 win over Woking.

On 17 January 2017, Arnold scored an injury time goal in a 1–0 FA Cup replay victory over Ipswich Town to enable Lincoln City to reach the Fourth Round of the FA Cup for the first time in 41 years.

International career

On 27 August 2008, Nathan Arnold received an England C call-up by manager Paul Fairclough along with his Mansfield teammate Jonathan D'Laryea for the match against Bosnia-Herzegovina, which England lost 6–2.

Personal life

While playing for Alfreton Town in 2011 Arnold took a barbering course. Within months of playing full-time football with Grimsby Town in 2014, he started a barber career and works in a hairdressers based in Grimsby, he also runs his own mobile barber business.

"Football always comes first, but this is something I can fall back on as I get older and it's something I really enjoy doing."


As of match played on 11 September 2017


Alfreton Town
  • Conference North champions: 2010–11
  • Cambridge United
  • FA Trophy champions: 2013–14
  • Conference Premier play-off winners: 2013–14
  • Conference Premier runners-up: 2013–14
  • Grimsby Town
  • National League play-off winners: 2015–16
  • FA Trophy runners-up: 2015–16
  • Individual

    Grimsby Town
  • Conference Premier Team of the Year: 2014–15
  • References

    Nathan Arnold Wikipedia