Leah Williamson: Arsenal and England defender signs new contract with Gunners | football news

Arsenal and England defender Leah Williamson has signed a new contract with the Gunners.

Williamson initially joined the club 19 years ago and has made 232 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 15 goals.

She is Arsenal’s vice-captain alongside Kim Little and has won the WSL title, four Conti Cups and two FA Cups with the Gunners.

“Everyone knows what Arsenal means to me, but I think every time I sign a new contract, I feel the love flare up again,” he told official club website.

“I’m very happy to stay; this is a place where I can still continue to grow, develop and face challenges. As a group, we are all very focused on bringing more titles to this club and I can’t wait.” start again when the new season comes.

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Highlights from Arsenal’s final WSL match of the season against Brighton

Williamson returned from an ACL injury in February and missed much of the 2023/24 campaign. The injury caused the England captain to miss the 2023 Women’s World Cup as the Lionesses finished runners-up.

She previously led her country to victory at Euro 2022, and a few months later she reached the inaugural Women’s Finalísima.

Arsenal manager Jonas Eidevall added: “Leah is an essential part of our team, so we are delighted that she has signed a new contract with us. She brings a lot to us on and off the field: leadership, responsibility and commitment.” .

Leah Williamson returned after a nine-month layoff on Wednesday night in Reading.
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Leah Williamson returned after a nine-month break in February

“Leah has a special bond with Arsenal and I look forward to continuing to work together to achieve more success for this great club.”

Director of women’s football, Clare Wheatley, said: “Leah’s connection with Arsenal runs very deep – I can remember her as a young girl at our academy many years ago and am so proud of the determined and passionate woman she has become. converted”.

“We are delighted that Leah has signed a new contract here and I know our fans will join me in congratulating her today.”

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