Joe Montemurro wasn’t the only Arsenal figure to convince Malin Gut to join the club.
As an international team-mate of the 19-year-old, Lia Walti provided a glowing reference of the club, from Joe’s playing philosophy to the exceptional facilities at London Colney.
“I talked to Lia a lot and she helped to convince me to join Arsenal,” Gut revealed to Arsenal.com. “Everything she told me was just great. She said that she’s a big fan of Joe, his training, the whole team and the atmosphere, so pretty much everything she told me was positive!
“That helped a lot and I think also for me during the beginning at Arsenal, it will help me a lot to have someone that I know. I think that will help me a lot.
“It’s all been quite difficult because of the whole coronavirus situation and we haven’t played for quite a long time, so I’m going to be very, very excited to play with the Arsenal shirt for the first time. I’m very glad to be wearing it now for my interview, but it will feel so much better on the pitch, I’m sure.”
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