Janni Arnth ‘buzzing to get started’ at Arsenal after agreeing move

Denmark international Janni Arnth is ‘buzzing to get started’ after it was announced she had signed for Arsenal on a free transfer.

“Me and Joe had a talk and I felt a connection to the project,” Arnth told Arsenal.com. “I’ve been following Arsenal and I can see a clear project and that they’re progressing. I’m really grateful to have been given that opportunity and I’m buzzing to get started.

“It’s another culture, another league and another way of playing and of course there is an adaptability process in that regard. But to be honest, I’m just looking forward to playing with the girls and adding to the progress that Arsenal has started.

ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 05: Janni Arnth of Denmark makes a picture during a training prior UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Final against Netherlands at De Grolsch Veste Stadium on August 5, 2017 in Enschede, Netherlands. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS – AUGUST 05: Janni Arnth of Denmark makes a picture during a training prior UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Final against Netherlands at De Grolsch Veste Stadium on August 5, 2017 in Enschede, Netherlands. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

“Winning titles with the club is always what I aim for. I have done that in my former clubs and I have also played Champions League the last many years. I will contribute with everything I got to now win with Arsenal so we can compete in the Champions League next season.

“I like Joe’s commitment, energy, and the positive mindset that he has about all of it,” Arnth added. “His playing style suits me very well. I really look forward to work with Joe and develop myself and the club under his leadership now and in the future.”

The 32-year-old has 78 caps for Denmark (with one goal), making her debut for her country some eight years ago in a 2-1 win over Chile.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 21: Steph Houghton the captain of Manchester City Women and Janni Arnth the captain of Linkoping shake hands prior to the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter final, first leg match between Manchester City Women and Linkoping at The Academy Stadium on March 21, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 21: Steph Houghton the captain of Manchester City Women and Janni Arnth the captain of Linkoping shake hands prior to the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter final, first leg match between Manchester City Women and Linkoping at The Academy Stadium on March 21, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Arnth arrives from Linkopings, where she was captain of the side during her four-and-a-half years there. With the Swedish Damasvenskan just finished, Arnth was out of contract and signed on a free transfer.

Joe Montemurro said on his latest arrival: “Janni is an experienced professional and an important addition to our squad. Her understanding of the game, technical knowledge and game experience is important for our squad to grow. We are pleased to have her with us and I am looking forward to working with her.”

Linkopings coach, Olof Unegård, said in a press release, “As with any international transitions, it’s very boring for us as a team, but very fun for the player and also for us as a club. It once again shows that we have a business of the highest international standards with highly skilled players.”

In other news, Montemurro was named League Manager’s Association’s October Manager of the Month in the Women’s Super League.

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Joe Montemurro

Jordan Nobbs, meanwhile, was voted PFA Bristol Street Motor’s Fans’ Player of the Month.

She beat out stiff competition from her teammate, Vivianne Miedema, to win the award.

Final shortlist results:

  • Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women FC) – 22%
  • Ann-Katrin Berger (Birmingham City Women FC) – 19%
  • Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women FC) – 18%
  • Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Women FC) – 17%
  • Georgia Stanway (Man City Women) – 14%
  • Nikita Parris (Man City Women) – 10%