We are delighted to confirm that Steph Catley has signed a new contract here at Arsenal.
Steph joined us in 2020 and made her debut as a substitute in our UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain in August 2020.
The 29-year-old Australian international has since gone on to make 74 appearances for the club, scoring three goals.
Steph played an integral role in our 2022/23 campaign, making 32 appearances and providing four assists and one goal. In addition to her usual role on the left side of defence, Steph also stepped into central defence on a number of occasions during the season, producing impressive performances such as in our 5-1 win away at Champions League holders Lyon in October 2022.
At international level, Steph has made over 100 appearances for Australia, representing the Matildas at the FIFA World Cup in 2015 and 2019 and at the Olympics in 2016 and 2020.
“It feels amazing – this feels like home,” said Steph. “I’ve made some incredible friendships here and when the offer came around I knew exactly what I wanted to do and exactly where I wanted to be. I’ve never been happier playing football and I feel like this team is very special – we’re building something special and in the future we’re capable of achieving anything.”
Head Coach Jonas Eidevall said: “I’m delighted Steph has signed a new contract with us. Steph is one of the best defenders in the game and brings so much to this group both on and off the pitch. She’s a model professional and has delivered time and again when called upon throughout my time here, so we’re all pleased to say Steph will continue to be a part of Arsenal for years to come.”
Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “It’s great news that Steph has signed a new deal here at Arsenal. Steph is one of the top players in the world in her position and has been such a consistent performer in the time she has been here. She is a key part of this team and we’re delighted to say she will continue to wear the Arsenal colours moving forward.”
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