Alex Scott will retire from playing at the end of the season to concentrate on her flourishing broadcast career.

The 33-year-old, who enjoyed three spells with Arsenal, won nine league trophies, seven FA Cups, the Champions League, two Premier League Cups, three WSL Cups, and two community shields during her combined 11 years at the club.

Retiring from international football last month, Scott made this latest announcement via Twitter on Friday morning.

Scott signed a new deal with Arsenal back in July although at the time the length of the contract was not revealed and now it appears we know why.

Prior to becoming a professional side, Scott worked in the London Colney laundry room when the women’s team were still only semi-professional. She has been slowly building her media portfolio ahead of this decision and it is likely we will see far more of her on our screens after she stops playing than we did while she was collecting trophies with Arsenal like they were Panini stickers.

The announcement that the Arsenal Women’s captain will leave at the end of the season comes just two days after the club announced it had parted ways with manager, Pedro Losa.

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