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Jodie Taylor joins Arsenal

Jodie Taylor

We are delighted to announce that Jodie Taylor has joined us until the end of the season.

The striker returns to Arsenal for her second spell in North London, having scored 10 goals in 17 appearances for us between 2016 and 2017.

Jodie joins us following the expiration of her contract with San Diego Wave in National Women’s Super League in the USA, with the return to Arsenal the latest step in a career that has seen her represent clubs across Europe, America and Australia.

In addition to her club football, where she was a UEFA Women’s Champions League winner with Lyon in 2020, Jodie has also scored 19 goals in 51 appearances for England and was the top scorer at the 2017 UEFA European Women's Championship.

“It feels amazing to be back – like I never left,” said Jodie, who will wear the No.27 shirt for us. “It’s incredible to have this opportunity to come back to the club that I love so much. A lot of progression has happened here in the last five years since I was last here and to see how much the club has grown and progressed is incredible. I’m very happy to be here.”

Head Coach Jonas Eidevall added: “We’re really pleased to have brought in Jodie to help us from now until the end of the season. She has a proven track record for scoring goals and we know her experience will be a great asset to the whole dressing room. We have so much to fight for this season and Jodie will help us on that journey.”

Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “Jodie is a really experienced and talented player and will give us added competition at this crucial stage of the season. We’re delighted to bring her back to the club and all have great memories of working with her in her previous spell here.”

The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

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