Milton, Staffordshire born right back Arthur Allman began his football career with Smallthorne in 1910 before joining Shrewsbury Town in 1912. After a spell on the books of Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1912-13, where he didn’t feature for the first team, he joined Southern League Swansea Town in 1913. In the 1914 close season he was signed by First Division Manchester United, and he made his Football League debut for The Red Devils against Sheffield Wednesday in February 1915, playing a run of 12 games for United through to April.
His career was severely interrupted by the advent of the First World War, during which time he guested for Stoke, and on resumption of peacetime football he joined Southern League Millwall Athletic in 1919, and played 6 games for them in their inaugural Football League season 0f 1920-21. In 1921 he returned to Welsh football joining Aberaman Athletic but soon returned to Football League action when he signed for Crewe Alexandra in the summer of 1922. He made 25 appearances for The Railwaymen over the next two seasons before returning to Aberaman Athletic in 1924, where he finished his playing career.