Arsenal confirm key midfielder has signed new contract with club

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Arsenal have announced star midfielder Lia Walti has agreed a new contract with the club.

The Switzerland international has been a vital for Jonas Eidevall’s side since first joining in 2018 and Walti has now committed her future to Arsenal by agreeing a new contract with the club.

A key cog in the Gunners engine room, Walti has long been a fan favourite in North London and fans will be delighted to see her agree to an extension with Arsenal.

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“It’s special moment for me to commit my future to Arsenal and I’m very happy and excited,” the 30-year-old said.

“Arsenal means so much to me – it felt like home from the moment I joined and over the years I’ve built such strong bonds with this club and the community around it. This is an exciting time to be a part of Arsenal and I want to keep making new memories with this group.”

The swiss star has made 128 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal and helped the club win the Barclays Women’s Super League title in the 2018/19 season and was played a key role in the club winning the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup earlier in the season as they defeated Chelsea 3-1.

“I’m delighted that Lia is staying with us at Arsenal. She is one of the best midfielders in world football and brings us so much in terms of leadership and presence. Lia has played a pivotal role within this team during my time here and I’m looking forward to continuing to work together to achieve our goals” beamed Arsenal head coach Eidevall.

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Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley echoed the Swedish boss’ words, adding: “It’s fantastic news that Lia has signed a new contract with us. Lia is an integral part of what we’re building here at Arsenal and I’m sure I speak for everyone at the club and all our supporters when I say how pleased I am that she will continue to wear the red and white moving forward.”

Capped over 100 times by her country, she has been their captain since 2019 and led them at the European Championships in England last year and is likely to do the same in the summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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