Arnold made the number 1 spot his own with Shrewsbury after some great performances in the Town goal.
In the end he came to the decision that despite enjoying this time at Town his family life needed to come first and he asked for a move closer to home.
Steve has spoke to ntfc.co.uk about his move to join the Cobblers and spoke of his decision to leave Town.
“There were a few clubs interested as my main aim to leave Shrewsbury was so that I could move closer to home”, said Steve.
“Northampton made their interest known and I knew it was the club that I wanted to come to.
“It was a tough decision to leave Shrewsbury but when you are at a club a long way from your family you sometimes have to make tough decisions.
“I felt really at home at Shrewsbury and loved my time there and it was a really good club that was hard to leave, but ultimately my family time wasn’t up there which made it hard to stay there.”