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Leah Williamson signs new contract

Leah Williamson

We are delighted to announce that Leah Williamson has signed a new contract with the club.

The new deal means that Leah will continue her journey with the club that she’s proudly called home since joining aged nine.

Now 24, Leah worked her way up through the academy ranks before making her first-team debut in 2014. She has since established herself as a key figure in the team, delivering commanding performances in defence and becoming a true fan favourite.

Leah has made 179 appearances and scored 13 goals to date, helping the club to win the 2018/19 Barclays FA Women's Super League, two Continental Tyres League Cups and two Women's FA Cups.

She has also received 24 caps for the England senior side, captaining the team on four occasions.

“It’s a dream come true,” said Leah. “It was a dream come true the first time that I signed here and the feeling hasn’t changed. I’m as grateful as ever to have the opportunity to do what I do here – at home – and I’m very proud to continue to represent my family playing for Arsenal and to wear the badge.”

“It’s wonderful news that Leah has signed a new deal,” said head coach Jonas Eidevall. “As well as being a key player for us right now, she is also an integral part of our plans for the future – a player for us to build Arsenal around and show the young women in our academy what can be achieved through hard work, dedication and passion. I know Leah has a special bond with the fans too – it’s so important for the supporters to identify with the players and they certainly have that in Leah.”

“This is a hugely important day for Arsenal Women,” said head of women’s football Clare Wheatley. “Leah is a crucial member of our squad and we are all delighted that she will be staying with us moving forward. This is an ambitious club and Leah has always been a vital part of our plans – I’m sure all the fans will be thrilled with the news that she has signed a new contract.”

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