We are delighted to announce the signing of Austrian defender Laura Wienroither.
Laura, who is 23 years old, joins us from Frauen-Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and will wear the No.26 shirt.
Born in January 1999, Laura played for Union Kleinmünchen, SV Neulengbach and SKN St. Polten in her native Austria before making the switch to Germany and Hoffenheim in 2018.
A debut appearance for the Austrian national team followed in 2019, with Laura now having won 12 international caps.
“It’s an incredible feeling for me.” Laura told Arsenal Media. “I’m really happy to be here and to have the opportunity and I’m looking forward to being with the team. When I first heard about Arsenal’s interest I couldn’t believe it, and I still can’t believe it!”
“It’s excellent news that we have signed Laura,” said head coach Jonas Eidevall. “We’ve been very impressed by her defensive performances this season both at club and international level and we believe that she can make a big contribution here at Arsenal.”
“We’re delighted to welcome Laura to the club,” said head of women’s football Clare Wheatley. “She is a player that we have been tracking for some time and it’s fantastic that she is now here with us. Despite being only 23, Laura already has significant experience in both the Frauen-Bundesliga and at international level, so we have no doubt that she will make an important contribution to the team”
Everyone at Arsenal would like to welcome Laura to the club and wish her well here in London.
The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
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