Roord - The role the Dutchies played in my move


We’ve developed a strong connection with Dutch players over the past few seasons.

Dominique Bloodworth, Vivianne Miedema, Danielle van de Donk and Sari van Veenendaal have all established themselves as fan favourites during their time with us, and new signing Jill Roord was keen to get their opinion before she put pen to paper on a move to north London.

“I’ve talked to them and I know they’ve all been really happy over here,” she told

“They also told me that I’m going to like it here and that it’s a good step. It will fit the way I play and the way Arsenal want to play too. I’ve talked to them and it’s my decision because I felt really good about it, but it helps that they’ve said these good words.

“It’s always nice if you go somewhere and there are some familiar faces on and off the pitch. That really helps and I’m really happy that I’m going to play with them over there.

“I had a chat with the coach and immediately felt really good. He made me feel really positive. The way he wants to play and what he expects of me, it’s exactly what I want to show.

“I had a really good feeling that we were on the same wavelength, so I can’t wait. I knew the club fitted me, the English league fits me. It’s a great league which is only getting better and better, and I just want to be part of it.”

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