Kaylan Marckese already knows plenty about her new Arsenal teammates.
Although she only joined the club on Monday, the former KB Koge goalkeeper faced us twice in the UEFA Women’s Champions League last season, delivering two outstanding individual performances and even saving a penalty.
“Oh, I’ve got vivid memories of those games,” Kaylan told Arsenal.com. “I remember the ball hitting the back of the neck quite a bit, which is not a feeling you ever get used to, but some of the goals in particular, I just remember them going in slow motion and just being just amazed at the quality of the players in red on the pitch.
“(In my preparation for the game) it was like, okay, Miedema can't score on me. It was like, oh my God, all right, Nikita Parris, we have to slow her down. How do you slow her down? Then you’ve got the way Beth Mead whips in crosses, and obviously Kim little is so dynamic and gets into all the perfect pocket spaces
“Caitlin Foord too. She is somebody that I've always admired watching over the last few years, especially for Australia, and it's just been incredible to get a sense of them on the field, on the opposite side.
“That was a big reason why I was like, aright, I don't want to just play against them just in training. I want to be on that team because I want to be with that level of player. There’s all the names I read out right there and I'm missing more, but that's some insane talent on the frontline there to go against. It’s incredible to be here.”
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