By Lloyd Webb
Natalia Pablos Sanchon never thought she would play for Arsenal, but is achieving her goals thanks to a tireless work ethic and total dedication.
The Spanish forward joined the club in December 2014 from Bristol Academy, having scored more than 300 goals for her first club, Rayo Vallecano, where she worked with Pedro Martinez Losa.
Natalia will be looking to carry on her goalscoring form at Chelsea in the Continental Cup on Sunday, having scored three times in her last two appearances.
"She’s very proud to be part of this club and her adaptation to our team has been really good"
"Seven or eight years ago when she was playing in the Champions League for Rayo Vallecano, she never thought that she would be able to pull on an Arsenal shirt," Losa told Arsenal.com.
“Time, effort and good performances have given her the reward of playing for a fantastic club. She’s very proud to be part of this club and her adaptation to our team has been really good.
“She’s keen to work together with her team-mates to get the results, not just goals and we are really very positive about her and the group."
Losa also hailed Natalia’s international team-mate, Marta Corredera, singling both Spaniards out for praise.
“Marta played very well against London Bees and got a good assist against Manchester City for Natalia,” said Losa.
“She’s a player who is very, very happy to be here playing for this club and we are very happy with her.
“We didn’t expect for her to adapt so quickly but sometimes football is like that. It looks like she has been playing for Arsenal her whole life, which is a really positive point.”
Arsenal travel to Chelsea for their Continental Cup fixture on Sunday, kicking off at 2pm at Wheatsheaf Park.
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