Arsenal completed a last-minute deal on deadline day, signing a player in a position where depth was lacking in central midfield.
She is the perfect player in terms of succession planning too, as Little is 33 and Wälti is 30 and both missed games due to injuries in the last three seasons.
It concludes an excellent transfer window for the Gunners who have made top-quality additions.
Out: Rafaelle (Souza Orlando Pride), Fran Stenson (Sheffield United), Mana Iwabuchi (retired), Anna Patten (Aston Villa), Jodie Taylor.
In: Amanda Ilestedt (Paris SG), Cloé Lacasse (Benfica), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Laia Codina (FC Barcelona), Kyra Cooney-Cross (Hammarby).
This means we have a very strong squad with all but one position double if not tripled-up.
GK: Manuela Zinsberger, Sabrina D’Angelo, Naomi Williams
RB: Noëlle Maritz, Laura Wienroither*
CB: Lotte Wubben-Moy, Laia Codina, Amanda Ilestedt, Jennifer Beattie, Leah Williamson*, Teyah Goldie*
LB: Katie McCabe, Steph Catley
DM: Kim Little, Lia Wälti, Kyra Cooney-Cross.
CM: Victoria Pelova, Kathrine Kühl
AM: Frida Maanum, Vivianne Miedema*
RW: Cloé Lacasse, Beth Mead, Gio Queiroz
CF: Alessia Russo, Stina Blackstenius
LW: Caitlin Foord, Lina Hurtig
*players rehabbing from ACL injuries
We have 27 players and only 25 can be registered. It is not a problem right now as four players are coming back from injury and only Miedema is close to being back having joined team training this week in Germany.
Regarding the WSL home-grown rule, if it has not changed, we do not have the minimum eight players requested, only seven. But as we saw last season, the club was not penalised as the FA confirmed the third place in the League and we did play in the Champions League this season.
With the Champions League now gone, this squad should mount a proper title challenge this season and definitely should be thereabouts by May, unless the injury curse hits the club again this season.