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‘I still feel like we’ve got so much to achieve'

Jen Beattie is convinced that we’re on the verge of something special. 

Our No 5 has played with some exceptional talent throughout her career, and believes that this current crop of players are right up there with the best. 

So when the club came calling with the offer of a contract extension, Jen simply couldn’t turn it down. 

“I've really enjoyed the past three seasons, but I still feel like I've got so much to achieve as part of this club, and I'm excited to extend,” said Beattie, speaking exclusively to Arsenal.com. 

“I feel like with this team, there's still a feeling that we've maybe underachieved and there's still so much that we can do as a team, and I'm almost 31 and I've played in a fair few teams with a lot of different players, but this feeling here is just so enjoyable on a day to day basis. And not just the quality of players, but the people that we have. I think on the staff front and the player front, it just makes it so enjoyable, and that's why I'm probably the happiest to stay and extend my contract.

“I think my message to the fans would just be, we all have this feeling that we've maybe underachieved this year and we still have so much more to give. It's a special group and everyone is hungry to lift trophies and be even more successful next year. So my message would be there's so much more to give, and we can't wait to get going again next season.”

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Teyah Goldie signs professional contract

Teyah Goldie

We are delighted to confirm that Teyah Goldie has signed her first professional contract with us.

Teyah – who turns 18 today – has agreed a long-term deal to stay with the club she has represented for over ten years.

Teyah first joined our youth academy at the age of six in 2011, working her way up through the ranks before making her first-team debut off the bench in our 10-0 FA Cup win over Gillingham on 18 April 2021.

In total, she has made six appearances for our first team so far, including a substitute appearance in our UEFA Women’s Champions League clash with Okzhetpes in August 2021.

Teyah joined Championship side Watford on a dual-registration agreement in January 2022 and won the club’s Player of the Month award for February, before a knee injury curtailed her 2021/22 campaign.

“It feels unbelievable to finally be signing with the club that I love and that I’ve been with all my life almost,” said Teyah. “I’m absolutely delighted. I don’t think I can really put it into words. It’s something that I’ve always dreamed of and now it’s become a reality – I just can’t wait to get going. I’m a Gooner myself so to actually sign here, for the club that I love and support, is just incredible.”

Head Coach Jonas Eidevall added: “It’s great news that Teyah has signed her first professional contract with us. Our academy has a long tradition of producing talented players for the first team and we all believe that Teyah has the potential to follow that path.”

Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “We’re delighted that Teyah has committed her future to us through her first professional contract. She has shown impressive development in recent years and follows the likes of Leah Williamson and Lotte Wubben-Moy in coming through our renowned academy and into the first-team set-up, where we have high hopes for her future progression.”

Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Teyah on signing her first professional contract and looks forward to seeing her continue her development with us.

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