Chris Arthur

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Chris Arthur
Chris Arthur playing for Havant & Waterlooville.jpg
Arthur playing for Havant & Waterlooville in 2013
Personal information
Full name Christopher Anton Arthur[1]
Date of birth (1990-01-25) 25 January 1990 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Enfield, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left midfielder / left-back
Club information
Current team
Aldershot Town
Number 20
Youth career
0000–2006 Queens Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Queens Park Rangers 0 (0)
2007–2008 Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 4 (0)
2008–2009 Kettering Town (loan) 4 (0)
2009 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 2 (0)
2010 Bishop's Stortford 7 (1)
2010–2011 Rotherham United 0 (0)
2011 Havant & Waterlooville 4 (0)
2011–2012 Northampton Town 7 (0)
2012–2013 Havant & Waterlooville 56 (2)
2013–2015 AFC Wimbledon 26 (1)
2014–2015 Woking (loan) 26 (0)
2015–2016 Woking 54 (0)
2016–2017 Crawley Town 6 (0)
2017 Woking (loan) 7 (0)
2017– Aldershot Town 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 August 2017 (UTC).

Christopher Anton Arthur (born 25 January 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left midfielder or left–back for National League side Aldershot Town.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Arthur was born in Enfield, London.[1] started his career in the youth team of Queens Park Rangers (QPR), and was sent on work experience to Conference South side Hayes & Yeading United in December 2007.[2] In July 2008 he signed his first professional contract for QPR.[3] He was sent out on loan in 2008 to Conference Premier side Kettering Town, where he made four league appearances. He went out on loan again to another Conference outfit in Rushden & Diamonds on a one-month loan deal in March 2009.[4] He made two appearances during his spell at Nene Park.[5] In the summer of 2009, Arthur was released from QPR.

After a short spell playing in Turkey, he returned to the Conference South when he signed for Bishop's Stortford in September 2010.[6] In December 2010, he signed for League Two club Rotherham United on a two-month deal after a successful trial with the club.[7] He failed to make a first-team appearance for the club and was released when his contract expired. In September 2011, he signed for Conference South side Havant & Waterlooville.[8] After making four appearances for the Hawks, he left in October to sign for League Two club Northampton Town on a deal until January 2012.[9]

Northampton Town[edit]

He made his professional debut for the Cobblers on 8 October 2011, in a 1–0 home defeat to Crawley Town, replacing Ashley Corker in the second half.[10] His first start for the club came a week later in a 3–0 defeat to Port Vale at Vale Park.[11] On Aidy Boothroyd's arrival as Northampton manager, Athur was released having made only seven appearances for the club.[12]

Havant & Waterlooville[edit]

Arthur returned to Havant & Waterlooville in December 2011 before signing a two–year contract in January 2012.[13] During his second spell with the club he made a total of 56 league appearances, scoring two league goals.

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

On 28 May 2013, Arthur joined AFC Wimbledon on a one-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[14] On 3 August 2013, Arthur made his AFC Wimbledon debut in a 1–1 draw against Torquay United, replacing George Francomb in the 68th minute.[15] He scored his first goal for the Dons when he scored the winner in a 3–2 win over Scunthorpe United.[16]

Woking[edit]

On 21 August 2014, Arthur joined Conference Premier side Woking on a one-month loan deal after struggling to make an impression in the Wimbledon side.[17] Two days later, Arthur made his Woking debut in a 1–1 draw against Welling United, playing the full 90 minutes.[18]

On 6 January 2015, after numerous loan extensions to his Woking contract, Arthur joined the Cards permanently after his contract was mutually terminated by AFC Wimbledon.[19] Arthur went on to make 17 more appearances before signing on for the 2015/16 campaign.[20]

Crawley Town[edit]

On 8 June 2016, Arthur joined League Two club Crawley Town on a one-year deal.[21] On 9 August 2016, Arthur made his Crawley Town debut in a 2–1 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers in an EFL Cup tie.[22] On 3 September 2016, Arthur made his league debut for Crawley Town in a 3–0 away defeat against Portsmouth, replacing Andre Blackman in the 52nd minute.[23]

On 31 January 2017, Arthur returned to his former side Woking of the National League on loan on a one-month deal.[24] On the same day, Arthur made his Woking return in a 3–0 home defeat against Tranmere Rovers, replacing Macauley Bonne in the 76th minute.[25] On 3 March 2017, Arthur's loan at Woking was extended for a further month.[26]

Aldershot Town[edit]

On 4 August 2017 Arthur signed a deal with National League side Aldershot Town upon expiration of his contract with Crawley Town.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 August 2017
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 2007–08 Conference South 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Kettering Town (loan) 2008–09 Conference Premier 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 2008–09 Conference Premier 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Cambridge City 2009–10 Southern League Premier Division 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 3 0
Bishop's Stortford 2010–11 Conference South 7 1 2 0 1[b] 1 10 2
Havant & Waterlooville 2011–12 Conference South 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Northampton Town 2011–12 League Two 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Havant & Waterlooville 2011–12 Conference South 23 0 0 0 23 0
2012–13 Conference South 33 2 1 0 2[b] 0 36 2
Total 56 2 1 0 2 0 59 2
AFC Wimbledon 2013–14 League Two 26 1 0 0 1 0 1[c] 0 28 1
2014–15 League Two 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 26 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 29 1
Woking (loan) 2014–15 Conference Premier 26 0 2 0 1[b] 0 29 0
Woking 2014–15 Conference Premier 17 0 0 0 4[b] 1 21 1
2015–16 National League 37 0 1 0 2[b] 1 40 1
Total 54 0 1 0 6 2 61 2
Crawley Town 2016–17 League Two 6 0 1 0 1 0 4[d] 0 12 0
Woking (loan) 2016–17 National League 7 0 7 0
Aldershot Town 2017–18 National League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 208 4 8 0 3 0 16 3 234 7
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Southern League Cup
  2. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chris Arthur". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Duo on Work Experience". 11 December 2007. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Youngsters Turn Pro". 8 July 2008. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Chris Arthur signs on loan". 3 March 2009. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chris Arthur". 30 September 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Stortford FC coach raves at trio of new signings". 30 September 2010. Archived from the original on 1 November 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Rotherham United sign former QPR winger Chris Arthur". BBC News. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Now Arthur Signs for Hawks". 2 September 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Cobblers sign former QPR winger Chris Arthur". 24 October 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Northampton 0 – 1 Crawley Town". BBC News. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Port Vale 3–0 Northampton". BBC News. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Arthur, Westwood and Savage depart Northampton Town". BBC News. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Chris Athur". hawks.net. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Dons complete first swoop". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Torquay United vs. AFC Wimbledon". Soccerway. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 3-2 Scunthorpe". BBC. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "Chris Arthur". Woking F.C. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "Welling United vs. Woking". Soccerway. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "Chris leaves Wimbledon". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Woking sign three defenders to take squad to 12". Get Surrey. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  21. ^ "Reds sign Arthur". Crawley Town F.C. 8 June 2016. 
  22. ^ "Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Crawley Town". BBC Sport. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  23. ^ "Portsmouth 3-0 Crawley Town". BBC Sport. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  24. ^ "Chris Arthur returns on loan". Woking FC. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  25. ^ "Woking 0-3 Tranmere Rovers". BBC Sport. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  26. ^ "Arthur extends loan spell". Crawley Town Official Site. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  27. ^ "SHOTS SIGN LEFT-BACK ARTHUR". Aldershot Town F.C. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 

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