02 July 2020

Matildas star Steph Catley signs for Arsenal ahead of 2020/21 season

Matildas star Steph Catley has signed for Arsenal ahead of the Women’s Super League 2020/21 season. 

The 26 year-old defender is set to bring a wealth of experience after playing with top clubs such as Melbourne Victory, Portland Thorns FC, Orlando Pride and OL Reign.

She has won the W-League Championship five times and has won the W-League Premiership twice. 

Catley, who has earned 82 caps for Australia, told the club: "This is something that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time.

"Arsenal is a place where I’ve imagined myself playing for a long time too.

“I’m so excited that it’s finally done. This will be my first taste of European football and obviously there’s so much to look forward to and so many big occasions to come. I can’t wait to get started.”

Head coach Joe Montemurro added: “She suits our fluidity and she’s very good in a positional sense, but more importantly she’s very effective going forwards, so we’re excited to have her as part of the squad and we’re looking forward to some exciting times together!”

The Gunners finished the WSL 2019/20 season in third with 36 points, after the Football Association ended the league last month on a basic points-per-game system due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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