18 year old right back / right winger Matthew Dennis signed for Norwich on a two year deal on 28th July 2020 following his release from Arsenal where he had been since the age of 6. He went on to represent Arsenal at every level of youth development up to under-23 level, where he was highly-rated.He featured 12 times for Arsenal’s U23s in 2019/20, netting on two occasions. The youngster was also on the scoresheet in the FA Youth Cup fourth round victory over Southampton in January 2020.
In July 2020 he joined Southend United on trial ahead of a potential season long loan. Kings Lynn and Solihull Moors are also believed to be interested.
His season-long loan to Southend was confirmed on 13th August 2021and he made his debut as substitute in the 1-0 win at Kings Lynn on the opening day of the National League season.