Arsenal’s forward, Stina Blackstenius has been speaking to the media in Sweden about her time at Arsenal which she is loving.
Arsenal signed 26-year-old Stina Blackstenius from BK Hacken on a free transfer in the January transfer window.
Since her arrival, Blackstenius has scored four goals in seven games, and the Swedish publication, Expressen, wanted to speak to her about her time abroad now compared to when she was in France as a 21-year-old.
Signing for Montpellier, Blackstenius enjoyed a good first season but found herself benched in the second year before returning home to Sweden to sign for her former club, Linköpings
“It has been a fun first months at Arsenal,” Blackstenius told reporters.
“I thrive incredibly well.
“It feels very nice to be in a good place and in a good environment.
“I got a very good feeling right when I came to Arsenal. I felt like I was joining an incredibly good group.
“It is a very professional club in every way. They have helped me find the right one as quickly as possible. And there are fantastic players that I have around me, it feels very right and good.
“I think I was more ready for this step now than the last time I moved abroad.
“It has made a big difference for me to come in with a completely different feeling and take on that challenge in a different way.
“I feel very good about life right now and I try to bring that feeling into the national team matches. And we have every opportunity to get that World Cup ticket on Tuesday, I have that faith.”
Blackstenius is currently on international duty with Sweden as they prepare to face the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifier.
“I feel very good about life right now and I try to bring that feeling into the national team matches,” Blackstenius added.
“We have every opportunity to get that World Cup ticket on Tuesday, I have that faith.”
Sweden currently top their group by 11 points (having played two games more) from the Republic of Ireland in second on seven points who are ahead of Finland only on goal difference.
Slovakia are fourth in the group with five points while Georgia prop up the table with zero points from five games played.