Arsenal’s Lydia Williams has undergone surgery to correct a problem with her ankle, ruling her out of action for the next number of months.
Lydia Williams signed for Arsenal at the start of July with the club letting Pauline Peyraud-Magnin leave the club.
The news comes as a blow as Arsenal prepare to face PSG Feminines in the Champions League quarter final on Saturday.
As statement from Arsenal read, “Lydia Williams injured her ankle during pre-season and has since undergone surgery.
“The surgery went well and she is working hard on her rehabilitation at the club. She is expected to return in the coming months.
“Everyone at the club wishes Lydia a speedy recovery.”
Fran Stenson will step in to replace Williams as reserve keeper.