Jordan Nobbs could not be happier.
The midfielder joined us as a teenager back in 2010 and has since gone on to score 51 goals in 169 first-team appearances, establishing herself as a regular England international in the process.
Nobbs was rewarded for her fine performances with a new long-term contract on Wednesday, and says there’s nowhere she’d rather be than Arsenal.
“It’s always been my dream club and the fact that I get to spend some more years here is the best feeling,” she told Arsenal Player.
“It’s been a long journey and when I signed at the age of 17, I wanted to improve myself as a player and I wanted that challenge. I came in as a nobody in front of players like Katie Chapman, Kim Little and Jayne Ludlow.
“Obviously I had to work hard to get my shirt but it was the best thing for me and the biggest challenge. It’s definitely got me to where I am today and I’m very grateful for everything I’ve had at this club. It’s definitely helped me with playing for England as well.
“To be an England international and a regular at Arsenal takes a lot of hard work but everybody around me has been unbelievable. The club has been unbelievable and hopefully there’s still more to come from me. I just believe that I’ve progressed as a player here and that’s the main thing. I want to be one of the best midfielders around.”