Arsenal have agreed a new deal that will Caitlin Foord stay at the club with her old deal due to expire this summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Caitlin Foord of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's second goal with Lotte Wubben-Moy during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Emirates Stadium on May 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Caitlin Foord of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal with Lotte Wubben-Moy during the Barclays FA Women’s Super League match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Emirates Stadium on May 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal signed Caitlin Foord from Portland Thorns in January 2020 and the club were clear they were not willing to let her go, despite interest from the likes of Juventus and Manchester United.

Foord played 16 times in the FA WSL last season after a slow start under the new manager.

She scored four and assisted three, while she also played in six Champions League games, scoring two and assisting one.

The 27-year-old Australian, who has more than a century of caps for her country, has played a total of 62 times for Arsenal, scoring 23.

Foord told Arsenal.com, “It feels amazing. Since I joined this club, I’ve absolutely fallen in love with being here. I think I mentioned in one of my early interviews that I had lost my way in football a bit, but since being here I’ve absolutely fallen in love and found myself again.

“We’ve been inching towards winning lots of silverware and that’s definitely going to be the plan for next year. We want to win multiple trophies and I think with the squad, the team, the players and the support we have, we have the squad to be able to do it.”

Head Coach Jonas Eidevall added: “Caitlin is a top player and an integral part of what we’re building here. Her contribution in both attack and defence are crucial to our game, so we’re delighted that she has signed a new contract. This is an ambitious club and Caitlin is central to that.”

Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “We’re all very pleased that Caitlin will be staying with us. She is a wonderful footballer in her peak years, so she is exactly the kind of player we want to keep at this club. We look forward to seeing Caitlin in action for Arsenal in the years to come.”

Foord also gave a more lengthy interview to Arsenal which you can read here.

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