In perhaps the most unsurprising news of the summer, winger Nathan Arnold has left the club after agreeing a mutual termination of his contract.
The 30-year-old arrived at Sincil Bank ahead of the 2016/17 season, and scored numerous iconic goals during a historic campaign, which saw the Imps crowned National League Champions, as well as reaching the Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Finals. He began last campaign for us too, but last played in January before a loan spell at Salford was cut short.
“Nathan made an outstanding contribution in helping Lincoln City get back into the league,” manager Danny Cowley said. “Everyone associated with Lincoln City will be forever thankful for the role he played. His goals against Ipswich Town in the FA Cup and Gateshead in the league will live in our memories forever. I would like to wish Nathan the very best for wherever he decides to go next in his life.”
His goal against Ipswich is one of the most endearing and iconic moments of the 2016/17 season, although many may argue his last-gasp volley against Gateshead to be more important. Overall, his contribution was excellent and he finished as our second highest scorer.
This news has come just as I’ve spent too much time sat today with my back, but I’ll be writing my own thanks to Nathan a little later today. There’s more to Nathan than simply being a departing player though, certainly for me personally, so I’ll be writing more once I’ve rested my back.