Simone Boye Sørensen joins Arsenal from Bayern Munich

Simone Boye Sørensen
Simone Boye Sørensen warming up prior to the UEFA Women's Champions League match against FC Rosengård on 3 March 2021. (Photo by IMAGO / Hartenfelser)

Arsenal continues to bolster their side with the signing of defender Simone Boye Sørensen. The Danish centre-back joins Mana Iwabuchi and Nikita Parris as new Gunners. Boye will play for new Arsenal manager Jonas Eidevall for the second time. Eidevall was skipper for Rosenärd during the 2017/18 season when Boye featured 23 times.

Boye comes over from a Bayern-Munich side that was crowned champions of Frauen-Bundesliga for this season. She took the pitch 15 times for Bayern, making three starts. In addition to her defensive capabilities, she tallied twice for the FCB in two seasons.

Boye joins an impressive list of former Bayern players to sign for Arsenal. Vivianne Miedema, Manuela Zinsberger, Lisa Evans, and Victoria Schnaderbeck also came over to the Gunners from the German side. Boye’s signing will help a backline that saw Leonie Meyer move to rival WSL side Everton.

The steady defender will provide calm experience for Arsenal. In addition to her club career, she has 61 caps at the senior level for Denmark. She was an integral part of the team that made the championship final of the 2017 Euros. Boye will also join the national team for next summer’s Euros. A possible pairing between Boye and Leah Williamson at centre-back would be quite formidable.

Simone Boye’s signing brings another experienced defender to a side that plays extremely well out of the back. After an early exodus of players, and a head coach, the team is bringing in talent. They have added the firepower of Iwabuchi and Parris. Combined with the reunion of Boye and Eidevall, can this propel the Gunners back to the top of the WSL?

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