Arsenal Women striker Danielle Carter has signed a new long-term contract at the club.

Arsenal.com confirmed the 24-year-old had signed a four-year deal with the club, ending speculation that she was close to joining Manchester City. Carter joined Arsenal in 2009 and has become an important member of the squad.

Manager Pedro Martinez Losa is understandably pleased to tie the striker down until 2021, saying: “We are delighted that Danielle has decided to commit her future to us. She is an incredible asset to our team and has been for many years now.

“She is a player that strives to continuously improve her game through hard work and determination and that is an attitude that we look for in our players.”

Carter, meanwhile, is happy to remain at a club she loves, added: “I am so happy to have signed a long-term contract with Arsenal. I love this club and I feel that I belong here.

“I want to win trophies and be the best that I can be, and I believe that I can do that here as an Arsenal player. I’ve committed my future because I want to help this team achieve our goals, and I’m going to do everything that I can to make that a reality.”

Carter has scored 23 goals in 84 appearances for Arsenal. She has also has two caps for England. She’s won several accolades during her time at Arsenal: two Women Super League title, five FA Cups and four Continental Cups.

The Arsenal striker also scored the winning goals against Chelsea in the 2016 FA Cup final. She’ll now help the club add another title to their vast collection when the Women’s season resumes in September.

Arsenal finished the Spring Season unbeaten, winning five and drawing three of their eight games. To have ensured the long-term future of such an important player will give them hope of success.