Australian international Steph Catley has confirmed her future at Arsenal by signing a new contract.
The left-back, known for her impressive performances, expressed her joy at extending her stay at a club that feels like “home”.
- Steph Catley has signed a new contract extension with Arsenal, celebrating a successful career with the club since her arrival in 2020.
- With over 100 international appearances, Catley is known for her exceptional ability and versatility on the field.
- Arsenal leadership lauds Catley’s professionalism and contributions, both on and off the pitch.
Steph Catley’s journey with Arsenal
Successful tenure at Arsenal
The Australian international has made an impressive 74 appearances, scoring three goals for the Gunners.
Key role in the 2022/23 campaign
Over the 2022/23 season, Catley has excelled in her customary position on the left side of defence, as well as stepping into central defence when required.
She played a crucial role in Arsenal’s 5-1 victory against Champions League holders Lyon in October 2022, reflecting her skill and adaptability on the field.
Praise from the Arsenal leadership
Head Coach Jonas Eidevall and Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley, commended Catley’s performance and professionalism.
“I’m delighted Steph has signed a new contract with us,” Eidevall said. “Steph is one of the best defenders in the game and brings so much to this group both on and off the pitch.
“She’s a model professional and has delivered time and again when called upon throughout my time here, so we’re all pleased to say Steph will continue to be a part of Arsenal for years to come.”
Wheatley added, “It’s great news that Steph has signed a new deal here at Arsenal. Steph is one of the top players in the world in her position and has been such a consistent performer in the time she has been here.
“She is a key part of this team and we’re delighted to say she will continue to wear the Arsenal colours moving forward.”
Their affirmation underscores the impact Catley has made, both on and off the pitch, at Arsenal.
Her commitment to the club and positive spirit are testament to her place as a pivotal figure within the team.
“It feels amazing – this feels like home,” said Steph. “I’ve made some incredible friendships here and when the offer came around I knew exactly what I wanted to do and exactly where I wanted to be.
“I’ve never been happier playing football and I feel like this team is very special – we’re building something special and in the future we’re capable of achieving anything.”
As Catley continues her journey with Arsenal, the anticipation is high for what the future holds.