Arsenal have made quite a few good signings over the past 10 years, so here are my top 5 Arsenal women signings of the decade.
Top 5 Arsenal women signings from the last decade
After a slow start to her Arsenal career, Beth Mead was moved from striker to winger as she made way for Vivianne Miedema who joined the club six months after Mead arrived.
There is no doubt that her excellent goalscoring ability is still there and she has become a complete player by moving to the wing.
Mead has become an assist machine from set pieces and open play and can also score goals from either side of the pitch.
The Irish winger/defender had an indifferent first spell at the club. Lack of playing time meant she went on loan to Glasgow City and there were strong rumours that she would sign for Liverpool.
Joe Montemurro’s arrival signaled a new era for her at the club, however, and she is now a key member and a regular in the side.
McCabe brings balance to the team with her left foot and can play in so many position on the pitch she is an invaluable asset.
The Dutch striker was signed by Pedro Losa from FC Bayern, had a difficult first season at the club due to niggling injuries that prevented her from being fully fit for the whole season.
Since then, she has put impressive numbers, breaking record after record. She’s still only 23.
The 17-year-old midfielder arrived from Sunderland in the Summer 2010 and has been a constant fixture at the club during the good and bad times.
A typical box-to-box player, she has an exceptional engine and her ability to break the opposition lines is breathtaking at times.
Nobbs also reads the game quicker that everyone else, sometimes even too quickly for her team-mates.
Kim Little came back to the club after leaving to Seattle Reign back in 2013.
Originally, a typical playmaker in those days, she plays a lot deeper now than during her first stint at the club.
Little’s scoring record has dipped as a result.
She is now a deep lying playmaker and her mastery with the ball is second-to-none while her passing range is exceptional.