Arsenal have signed Ajax midfielder, Victoria Pelova, announcing her arrival shortly after confirming that Jordan Nobbs had left the club.

Netherlands' midfielder Victoria Pelova scores her team's fourth goal during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 Group C football match between Switzerland and Netherlands at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on July 17, 2022. - No use as moving pictures or quasi-video streaming.  (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Netherlands’ midfielder Victoria Pelova scores her team’s fourth goal during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Group C football match between Switzerland and Netherlands at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on July 17, 2022. – No use as moving pictures or quasi-video streaming. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Arsenal announced that Jordan Nobbs would be leaving the club to join Aston Villa.

While fans were upset about that news, it also meant that a new player was likely to arrive and, sure enough, Arsenal confirmed the expected arrival of 23-year-old Victoria Pelova shortly after.

“I’m delighted to have signed for Arsenal,” said Pelova told Arsenal.com.

“I’ve always admired this club and dreamt of following in the footsteps of some of the great Dutch players who have worn the shirt. I can’t wait to get going and start contributing to the team.”

“It’s fantastic news that we’ve signed Victoria,” Jonas Eidevall said. “I think she’s one of the most exciting young players in the game and she will bring added dynamism and energy to our midfield.

“I’m looking forward to working with Victoria and I think our supporters are going to love watching her in an Arsenal shirt.”

Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley added: “We’re very pleased to have secured the signing of Victoria. She is one of the best young talents in European football and someone we have been tracking for some time.

“I know she will be an exciting addition to our squad and I look forward to watching her link up with her team-mates soon.”

If you want to know more about Pelova, check out Tim Stillman as he interviews Dutch journalist, Annemarie Postma about what Arsenal fans can expect from their latest addition.