Birthdate: 25 November 1933
Birthplace: Chichester, England
Other clubs: Chichester City (1949-51), Worthing (1951-53), Tranmere Rovers (1961-63), Halifax Town (1963-64), Runcorn (1964-66)
Bought from: Worthing
Signed for LFC: 24.03.1953
Liverpool debut: 05.12.1953
Last appearance: 14.01.1961
Debut goal: 05.12.1953
Last goal: 22.04.1959
Contract expiry: February 1961
Win ratio: 41.33% W: 31 D: 17 L: 27
Games/goals ratio: 2.14
LFC league games/goals: 69 / 33
Total LFC games/goals: 75 / 35
Centre-forward Arnell moved from Sussex amateur side Worthing to Liverpool when he was 20 years old. As Arnell was doing his National Service in the Royal Sussex Regiment he could not sign as a pro so it was as an amateur he made a scoring debut on 5 December 1953 in a 5-2 win home victory over Blackpool. He only played another two times that season and just eight the following season, in which he scored three more goals. Although he was in and out of the side during the next few years, Arnell boasts a decent scoring record averaging a goal every two games in the Second Division for Liverpool. Arnell was transferred to third division Tranmere Rovers in February 1961. He scored 34 goals in 68 League games for Rovers but suffered relegation into Fourth Division. Arnell had to battle for the number nine shirt with Billy Liddell and Louis Bimpson at Liverpool and he was always having to settle for a bit part when the great Billy was around: "Billy was an idol at Anfield.
The local Press was biased towards him but I'm not complaining," Arnell told the Brighton & Hove publication, the Argus, in 2002.