Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Kenza Dali after it was announced that the West Ham would be leaving the club this summer at the end of her contract.

Kenza Dali 21 West Ham in action during the FA Women s Super League match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. Womens Super League - Aston Villa v West Ham
Kenza Dali 21 West Ham in action during the FA Women s Super League match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. Womens Super League – Aston Villa v West Ham

Kenza Dali is one of eight players to leave West Ham this summer with Mana Iwabuchi another also apparently on her way to Arsenal.

Dali, a 29-year-old attacking midfielder, finished the season with the highest number of assists for the Hammers. She played for West Ham for two seasons, arriving in 2019 from Dijon. Dali has also played for Lyon and PSG, amongst others.

She scored 10 goals in total during her time in London.

The player took to her Instagram account to say her goodbyes, posting, “After 2 years at West Ham United, I’ve decided that it is time for new challenge.

“Thank you for everything, West Ham will always be my first English family.”

West Ham, meanwhile, posted a statement that said, “West Ham United Women can confirm that Kenza Dali will leave the club at the conclusion of her contract.

“The 29-year-old will move onto pastures new after completing two seasons in Claret & Blue.

“Dali topped the Hammers assist charts this season, setting her team-mates up six times in all competitions. The midfielder also found the back of the net on four occasions this term.

“We’d like to thank Kenza for all her efforts whilst here at West Ham United, and we wish her well for the future.”