Jordan Nobbs

Getting to know... Jordan Nobbs

In the official Arsenal Magazine, Arsenal Ladies tell us more about themselves. Read on to find out more about a day in the life of Jordan Nobbs.

At what age did you begin playing football?
I was seven when I started kicking a ball about.

What led you to play for Arsenal Ladies?
I started at Sunderland and developed into the England set-up. That’s when I got the call from Arsenal Ladies.

What’s the most memorable match you have played in?
The Under-19 European Championship final - although the Under-17 Women’s World Cup was pretty special too.

What are your strong points as a player?
Stamina - a good engine - vision and passing.

What do you need to improve on?
I think you can always be improving on all areas of your game.

Name one thing that could improve women’s football in this country.
Better pitches would help improve standards. Then we could get more publicity.

Who do you think is the best female footballer in the world?
Homare Sawa from Japan.

Have any young female footballers impressed you recently? If so, name them.
I’ve got to be biased and say my team-mates Gilly Flaherty and Dan Carter.

Who’s the joker in the Arsenal Ladies dressing room?
Rachel Yankey never stops making us laugh.

Whose music collection would you instantly switch off?
Jayne Ludlow. We all agree on that for good reason!

What’s your ideal pre-match meal?
Lots of pasta.

Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced?
It’s a tie between Nigeria and the USA. They’re both really strong.

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Which male footballer would you say is most similar to you?
Ji Sung Park. He never stops running.

If you had one piece of advice for a young female player starting out, what would it be?
Simple: enjoy yourself.

Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I’m very superstitious.

If you could achieve just one more thing in your career, what would it be?
At Arsenal, it would be to win the Champions League.

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