We are delighted to confirm Kim Little will rejoin Arsenal Ladies on a long-term contract.
The 26-year-old midfielder returns from Seattle Reign in the United States, where she cemented her position as one of the finest players in the women's game. Kim scored a total of 34 goals in 67 league appearances for Reign, winning the league’s 'Most Valuable Player' award in her debut campaign and the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award for 2016.
"Kim is one of the outstanding talents in the women’s game and we are so pleased that she will be rejoining us."
She also excelled on loan with Melbourne City last season, netting nine times in 12 appearances for the Australian side.
The Scotland international first joined us from Hibernian as a teenager in 2008 and won 11 major trophies in her first spell with Arsenal Ladies. She was the Super League’s top scorer in 2012 and the first-ever PFA Women’s Player of the Year in 2013. Arsenal Ladies manager Pedro Martinez Losa is delighted to welcome Kim back to the club: “Kim is one of the outstanding talents in the women’s game and we are so pleased that she will be re-joining us. She has proven that she can create and score goals at the highest level time and time again, and she will be a fantastic asset to our team as we prepare to challenge for the top honours in 2017.”
Kim will join up with Arsenal in January 2017 to begin preparations for the new season.
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