It’s safe to say that Joe Montemurro knows a thing or two about Steph Catley.
Our head coach first worked with the Matildas star back in 2014 at Melbourne Victory, where she was club captain, before snapping her up at Melbourne City the following year for two successful seasons.
“First of all, she’s an amazing person and a great character,” Montemurro told Arsenal.com. “She’s one that is there for the team and one that is very much a selfless player who will do a lot of the defensive structural work when needed, but she’s also dangerous in the attacking phase.
“She’s an attack-minded left-sided player who can also play as a left-sided central defender in a back three, and in a back four too, of course. She suits our fluidity, she’s very good in a positional sense, and more importantly very effective going forward.
“She’s a very technical player and a player that suits the way we like to do things, and she was the perfect fit for us not only on the left side of defence, but also in the attacking phase. She’s ecstatic to come to the UK, but more importantly coming to Arsenal. We’re excited to have her as part of the squad and we look forward to some exciting times with Steph.”