Jordan Nobbs says that Pedro Martinez Losa’s footballing philosophy was key to her agreeing a new deal with Arsenal Ladies.

The England vice-captain signed a new contract on Tuesday, extending her stay in north London after six successful years at the club.

Nobbs has been a mainstay in the Losa’s side during his two seasons at the club, and says he was an important factor in her decision.

Since I’ve been at Arsenal I’ve improved every year and it’s where I want to be. When you’re happy and playing football you’re going to play better

Jordan Nobbs

“As a player you have to like the manager and his philosophy, and that’s the main reason I signed,” she told Arsenal Player.

“The way I play, it fits into Pedro’s system and I really focus on what he says and what he does. As a player you want to believe in your manager and that’s one thing I definitely do.

“It was a big move and I had a lot of decisions to make when I first came to Arsenal. I had a lot of players I had to compete with [for places] and that made me a better player.

“Since I’ve been at Arsenal I’ve improved every year and it’s where I want to be. When you’re happy and playing football you’re going to play better. I don’t think I’d be such a major part of the England squad if Arsenal hadn’t have pushed me through that as well.

“You also need players pushing each other, like myself as well. I want to be pushed as a player as well to help me improve, so the more we have that in the team in training and in games, the more we will progress as a team and be better as a team.”

Jordan Nobbs and Pedro Martinez Losa
Jordan Nobbs and Pedro Martinez Losa

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Max Jones 16 Feb 2016