Arnold Makes A Big Announcement As He Plots His Return

By Sam Elliott

Nathan Arnold says he has unfinished business and a point to prove after declaring he’s ready to return to football.

The former Grimsby Town and Lincoln City winger left the dressing room behind last year aged only 30 but there was more to it than meets the eye after walking away due to personal reasons.

But now he wants to lace up his boots next season and has sent a come and get me plea to managers after alerting them of his availability.

A three-time National League promotion winner, he also won the National League North title with Alfreton back in 2011.

He feels he has stories left to write.

“I am looking to make a return to football and I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be,” he said.

“Things happen in life and it is no secret that I had a difficult period in my career off the pitch.

“There is always more than what meets the eye and my situation was no different. Now is the perfect time to resurrect my career.

“Time away from football has given me the opportunity to recharge, rejuvenate and adopt a new fresh perspective.

“I'm 31 with a huge amount of experience, knowledge and wisdom and I'm very grateful for the lessons life's taught me.

“Behind the athlete is hours and hours of hard work, practice and a CV that I'm very proud of. I have missed being apart of something meaningful that football gives you and I'm glad to be back

“The biggest challenge for me now is to find a new home where a manager believes in me again. Someone who is willing to give me an opportunity.

“I have never been more determined to prove a point than I am right now. It isn't surprising to me that there's question marks surrounding me coming back and may be surrounding my motivation levels but this only motivates me even more to get back to the levels I know I'm capable of.

“People have doubted me my whole life it isn't unfamiliar territory. It takes courage for a manager to believe in a player that has been there and done it. I'm not desperate for any club, it has to be something that inspires me and challenges me. I want the right fit. I'm a winner and highly ambitious.

“It wasn't an easy decision to come back to football as I've been involved in a great deal of giving service to others.

“But it is the perfect time for me to lace my boots up again and I'm excited by the challenges ahead.”

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