Arsenal has secured the services of seasoned French goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi on a short-term deal. The 37-year-old, with an illustrious career boasting 149 international caps, brings a wealth of experience to The Gunners. ‘I’m delighted to be joining Arsenal and become part of this great club,’ says Bouhaddi, expressing excitement about contributing to the team’s success in the upcoming weeks.
Bouhaddi, who recently wrapped up her time with Paris Saint-Germain, spent a remarkable 13 years with Lyon. During her tenure, Lyon achieved incredible success – winning 11 league titles, eight French Cups, and eight UEFA Women’s Champions League titles. Her rich history makes her an invaluable addition to Arsenal, a club steeped in legacy across both men’s and women’s teams.
Arsenal’s manager, Jonas Eidevall, highlighted the need for backup in the goalkeeper position, especially with Canadian goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo away at the Concacaf W Gold Cup in the United States. Bouhaddi’s signing is expected to be the last move for Arsenal in the January transfer window, following the earlier addition of USA defender Emily Fox.
Expressing her excitement about joining Arsenal, Bouhaddi said, “I’m delighted to be joining Arsenal and become part of this great club.” She has a deep admiration for Arsenal’s history and is thrilled about playing in a league that’s continually getting stronger. “I want to bring my experience to help the rest of the squad. I can’t wait to get started,” she added.
The signing of Sarah Bouhaddi is a major step for Arsenal. Her impact is not just about what she can do on the field but also the leadership and experience she brings to the team. With a successful international career, including being part of the squad that won the SheBelieves Cup in 2017, Bouhaddi is expected to provide stability and depth to Arsenal’s goalkeeping group.
This move marks Arsenal’s second signing of the January transfer window, following the impressive debut of USA defender Emily Fox in the Women’s Super League match against Liverpool. As the team gears up for upcoming fixtures, Bouhaddi’s addition underscores the club’s commitment to bolstering its roster and competing at the highest level.
Arsenal’s signing of Sarah Bouhaddi on a short-term deal is a strategic and impactful move. The French goalkeeper’s vast experience, international success, and eagerness to contribute to Arsenal’s journey make her a valuable asset. As the Women’s Super League unfolds, all eyes will be on Bouhaddi and her role in solidifying Arsenal’s defense and pursuing success on domestic and international fronts.