Former England striker Jodie Taylor returns to Arsenal Women for a second spell, adding experience and goal-scoring prowess to the squad.
Jodie Taylor is back at Arsenal Women for a second stint, as the club announced the signing of the experienced striker until the end of the season.
Taylor previously donned the Arsenal jersey between 2016 and 2017, netting 10 goals in 17 appearances during her first spell in North London.
From San Diego Wave to Arsenal
Taylor arrives at Arsenal after completing her contract with San Diego Wave in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States.
Her illustrious career has seen her play for clubs across Europe, America, and Australia, including a UEFA Women’s Champions League title with Lyon in 2020.
On the international stage, Taylor has been a key player for England, earning 51 caps and scoring 19 goals. She was the top scorer at the 2017 UEFA European Women’s Championship, further cementing her reputation as a prolific goal-scorer.
Taylor’s excitement about Arsenal return
Speaking about her return to Arsenal, Taylor said, “It feels amazing to be back – like I never left. It’s incredible to have this opportunity to come back to the club that I love so much.
“A lot of progression has happened here in the last five years since I was last here, and to see how much the club has grown and progressed is incredible. I’m very happy to be here.”
Arsenal’s management delighted with Taylor’s signing
Arsenal Women’s Head Coach, Jonas Eidevall, expressed his pleasure with the signing of Taylor, stating, “We’re really pleased to have brought in Jodie to help us from now until the end of the season. She has a proven track record for scoring goals and we know her experience will be a great asset to the whole dressing room. We have so much to fight for this season and Jodie will help us on that journey.”
Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley added: “Jodie is a really experienced and talented player and will give us added competition at this crucial stage of the season. We’re delighted to bring her back to the club and all have great memories of working with her in her previous spell here.”
Tell me more about Jodie Taylor
Jodie Taylor is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward. Born on January 17, 1986, in Birkenhead, England, Taylor has had a successful career in both domestic and international football. She began her career at Tranmere Rovers in 2002 before moving on to play for clubs in England, the United States, Australia, Canada, and Sweden.
Some of her notable club stints include playing for Birmingham City, Portland Thorns, Melbourne City, and OL Reign. Taylor has always demonstrated a natural ability to score goals and has been a valuable asset to the teams she has played for.
Taylor’s international career has also been impressive. She made her debut for the England national team in 2014 and quickly became an essential part of the squad. At the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro, she won the Golden Boot after scoring five goals in the tournament, helping England reach the semi-finals.
She was also a key player in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where England finished in fourth place.
Throughout her career, Jodie Taylor has been recognised for her skill, determination, and consistent goal-scoring ability.
As a forward, she has made significant contributions to the growth and success of women’s football in England and internationally.