Done deal: Arsenal sign Bayern Munich 27-year-old with another 2 expected from Germany

Austria's defender Viktoria Schnaderbeck looks on during press conference during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 football tournament in Breda on August 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
Austria's defender Viktoria Schnaderbeck looks on during press conference during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 football tournament in Breda on August 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

Arsenal Women have announced their first signing of the summer with the arrival of Viktoria Schnaderbeck from Bayern Munich the first of a number of recruits expected from Germany.

“For me, it was just the right moment,” Schnaderbeck told Arsenal.com. “I’m really happy to take this chance and have a new experience in my future. I’m really happy to start.

“I was there for 11 years, so it was a bit of a family for me and I’ve learnt a lot in women’s professional football. I had a good time and also a very successful one. Now I felt like I had to take the next step and I’m really happy to take the next step.

“Arsenal has a big history in women’s football and I’ve had a good feeling right from the first moment about it. They have really good players, a good team and the staff around. It’s just everything that’s convinced me to join Arsenal.

“I had a talk with Joe and I knew that he was a coach who could make a difference to the team. I think there will be big steps made in the future as well, and I just felt comfortable talking with him and also with his idea of football. I think that’s very important too.

“I’m a defensive player,” added Schnaderbeck. “I’ve already played in midfield, but in my last years with Bayern Munich I played in defence at centre back. I like playing football and I like playing with a team who like to play football. These are the things I can say about myself, and then the rest the fans will have to see for themselves.”

Two more?

NAGANO, JAPAN - OCTOBER 22: Lia Walti of Switzerland warms up prior to the international friendly match between Japan and Switzerland at Nagano U Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Nagano, Japan. (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)
NAGANO, JAPAN – OCTOBER 22: Lia Walti of Switzerland warms up prior to the international friendly match between Japan and Switzerland at Nagano U Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Nagano, Japan. (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)

Arsenal have also, reportedly, agreed deals for Lia Walti and Tabea Kemme who both play for Turbine Potsdam:

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GROSSASPACH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 24: Tabea Kemme of Germany scores her team's third goal against goalkeeper Monika Biskopstoe of Faroe Islands during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Championship Qualifier match between Germany and Faroe Islands at mechatronik Arena on October 24, 2017 in Grossaspach, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
GROSSASPACH, GERMANY – OCTOBER 24: Tabea Kemme of Germany scores her team’s third goal against goalkeeper Monika Biskopstoe of Faroe Islands during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Championship Qualifier match between Germany and Faroe Islands at mechatronik Arena on October 24, 2017 in Grossaspach, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The deals for Walti and Kemme were rumoured as far back as February.

Arsenal were also rumoured to be signing Gina Lewandowski from Bayern Munich but it seems as if that deal might have fallen away at the time of writing.