Lionesses midfielder Jordan Nobbs seals new Arsenal deal

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England Lionesses midfielder Jordan Nobbs has put pen to paper on a new contract with Arsenal.

The 27-year-old, who joined the Gunners a decade ago, stated Arsenal are “in my blood now” as she commits her long-term future to the London club.

The news has delighted head coach Joe Montemurro who said Nobbs “personifies what Arsenal means”.

One of the most decorated English players of her generation, Nobbs has won no less than 12 trophies during her time in London, including three Women’s Super League titles.

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Of his vice-captain, Montemurro added in his interview: “To have players staying here for pretty much their whole career is something that’s very, very special from a coaching perspective.

“They’re unique situations in coaching and in forming groups to have players who are engrained in the fabric of the club and we wish her all the best going forward. She’s an important part of our making as a squad.”

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Nobbs echoed the sentiments of Montemurro. The vice-captain admits she feels she has “some great years to come” as she aims to surpass over 250 appearances for the Gunners.

“Arsenal is my everything now,” said the England international.

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“I knew the secret of success was dedication and hard work. I used to spend hours working on my first touch in the back garden and all them hours paid off when I joined the club.

“Back then, I wanted to become an Arsenal legend. I wanted to win everything, I wanted to do that at Arsenal.

“I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside Kelly Smith, Alex Scott and Jayne Ludlow. I’ve been lucky enough to learn from the best and the main thing they taught me was passion and what this club means.”

The 27-year-old is in the prime of a glittering career and no doubt has much more to come once football resumes.

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