Arsenal have announced the brilliant news that they have agreed a new deal with Lisa Evans.
The 26-year-old Scottish forward signed for Arsenal from Bayern Munich in 2017 and has been a key part of Joe Montemurro’s revolution at the club.
Speaking about the deal, Montemurro stressed that point. He said: “We’re delighted that Lisa has extended her contract with us. Her energy and precision are very important qualities, making her a key part of our team.”
Meanwhile, Evans said: “I think the club’s definitely going in the right direction in terms of where we want to be. We obviously want to be back in the Champions League and I feel like this club, this group of players, the staff, we can go to so many more different levels. That was the biggest thing for why I wanted to stay at this amazing club.”
— Lisa Evans (@LisaEvans_17) December 18, 2018
With 41 appearances already under her belt, Evans is well established at the club and appreciates the compact nature of the Arsenal squad. “We obviously have a small group of players and we can just bounce off each other,” she added. We’re really honest with each other and Joe’s an absolutely fantastic coach.
“The players that he’s brought in have been massive additions for this club, so we just love coming to work every day. We don’t regard it as work, it’s a privilege to be here, to train and be around the players and coaching staff every day.
“It would be an absolute honour and a massive privilege to bring the Women’s Super League title back to north London. It is a massive privilege to be part of this group. It would be a massive honour to bring trophies back.”
With five goals and six assists this season, only three players have featured more for Arsenal during this campaign.
Earlier this year, Evans started vlogging for UEFA’s YouTube channel Together #WePlayStrong.
“Social media is taking over and is the biggest thing out there for attracting people to anything,” Evans explained.
“Be it news, sport or entertainment. Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, they’re the growth markets for teenagers. So using them is one way we get to the age group we are targeting and hopefully can encourage them to play football.
“I think any sport in general, whether it’s professional or amateur, gives you opportunities to be around people, be in a team environment. That’s what’s so great about the vlog. It’s about four friends from different countries and different backgrounds who have all played together and now gone their separate ways.”