Katie Chapman and Gilly Flaherty have joined Chelsea Ladies.

Chapman, 31, has played a key role in the Gunners’ success since first arriving at the club in 2006. The midfielder helped Arsenal to six league titles, five FA Cups and to the UEFA Women’s Cup in 2007.

Arsenal Centre of Excellence graduate Flaherty, who made her Gunners debut aged just 15 in 2006, has been an ever dependable part of Shelley Kerr’s back four in recent times.

Arsenal would like to thank both Katie and Gilly for their contributions to the Club, and wish them well for their time with the Blues.

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