Arsenal have announced their first and only signing of the winter transfer window. The Gunners have brought in Australian international Caitlin Foord.
25-year-old Foord has spent time at Sydney FC and the Portland Thorns in the last year.
She is a flexible and versatile player who can play all along the right-hand side of the pitch. Foord has been part of the Australian national team as far back as the 2011 World Cup.
She had two goals and two assists in eight appearances for Sydney so far this season in the W-League.Embed from Getty Images
Arsenal are somewhat in need of some added depth, they have played the joint-least amount of players in this season’s WSL (17).
Despite this, the Gunners are still firmly in the title race, with the North London side only being behind Man City on goal difference.
The move turned into a transfer saga, the likes of which are rarely seen in women’s football.
It has been known for a little while that Arsenal were interested in Foord and manager Joe Montemurro had confirmed this on several occasions.
In making the move, Foord joins fellow Australian Montemurro at Arsenal.
Australian internationals Sam Kerr and Jacynta Galabadaarachchi have both made moves to the WSL recently.
Hayley Raso and Chloe Logarzo have also made WSL moves this winter, with Raso joining Everton and Logarzo signing for Bristol City.
Caitlin Foord will join up with the Arsenal team after Australia’s Olympic qualifiers at the start of February.
She could make her debut when the Gunners take on Reading on February 23.