‘Couldn’t be happier’: Matildas star Caitlin Foord re-signs with Arsenal

Matildas star Caitlin Foord will head into her fourth Girls’s World Cup in excessive spirits after becoming a member of nationwide teammate Steph Catley in re-signing with English powerhouse Arsenal.

Foord has made 94 appearances and scored 35 targets since becoming a member of Arsenal in 2020, however has reached arguably career-best kind for membership and nation this season.

With Arsenal, she scored 11 targets and offered 9 assists throughout 33 appearances and gained the Continental Cup.

Foord additionally helped the Gunners to a third-placed end within the Girls’s Tremendous League and performed a key position of their run to the Girls’s Champions League semi-finals.

“I couldn’t be happier to increase my keep right here at Arsenal,” the 28-year-old mentioned.

“I really feel like I’m rising and enhancing being right here on this surroundings so I don’t wish to depart that.

“I wish to proceed to get higher and to assist the workforce – I take pleasure in going out and coaching each day and desirous to be higher and being surrounded by world-class gamers. This seems like the correct place – the place I wish to be.”

Arsenal didn’t disclose the size of Foord’s new deal however was delighted along with her re-signing.

“She is likely one of the finest forwards on the planet and her new contract signifies that she is going to spend her prime years right here at Arsenal,” the membership’s head of girls’s soccer Clare Wheatley mentioned.

Coach Jonas Eidevall hailed Foord’s re-signing because the star ahead prepares for the World Cup on dwelling soil, the place she shapes as one of many gamers to look at.

“Caitlin is an integral a part of our workforce so we’re all delighted by the information that she has signed a brand new contract,” Eidevall mentioned.

“She is likely one of the finest forwards on the planet and has carried out to a persistently excessive customary for us throughout my time right here, offering some essential targets and delivering on the most important phases.

“I’m wanting ahead to seeing what we are able to obtain collectively subsequent season and Caitlin will play a key position in that.”