Mead: ‘I love where I am, I love my family here'

Beth Mead

For Beth Mead, signing a new contract at Arsenal was an easy decision. 

Our No 9 has been through highs and lows during her time at the club, both on and off the pitch, but here in north London, she's found a place that she can proudly call home. 

"I love playing for Arsenal, I love where I am and I love my family away from family here," Mead told after signing her new deal. "I love Arsenal and what Arsenal is about and want to keep on pushing forward together.

"Obviously there’s still so much we can still do at the club, we’ve not won the league title in a while and if you’re looking at trophies-wise, the Champions League is always an exciting one to be a part of, which we’ve done recently, but now we want to get to that next level and get to semis and finals and win trophies. We’ve built a solid foundation as a team but now we need to start winning things and we need to start pushing on in that aspect.

"If you said to me last season I would have achieved this or that, I would have laughed at you, but I think it motivated me to know how possible it is if you put your mind to it and you’re willing to work hard to do that.

"Now I’ve got a new motivational target and I’ve got to become a beast in the gym. It’s not my favourite place in the world, I’m not going to lie, but we’ll get there and I'll be back!."

Hear much more from Beth in an in-depth interview with Jen Beattie

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