Arsenal Women forward Beth Mead has signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners that promises to keep her at the club for the foreseeable future.
Mead, who has established herself as an England regular since a senior Lionesses debut in 2018, was part of the Arsenal side that romped to the Women’s Super League title last season – the club’s first league title since 2012.
Mead registered 12 assists during the campaign, which is WSL record for a single season. Prior to moving into more of a wide role, the versatile former Sunderland star scored 16 goals in all competitions in 2017/18 to finish as Arsenal’s top scorer.
“We are very happy that Beth has signed a new long-term contract with us,” Gunners boss Joe Montemurro said of the announcement, via the club’s official website.
“Beth is incredibly talented, and she has developed so much in the last couple of years, so we are excited to see her continued growth. Beth is an integral part of our squad both on and off the pitch and it is brilliant that she has committed her future with us.”
Before moving to Arsenal, Mead was WSL top scorer for Sunderland in 2015 and PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year in 2016. She was also twice England Young Player of the Year.
Mead and Arsenal are fighting for trophies on four fronts in 2019/20. The Gunners are battling Chelsea and Manchester City in the WSL title race, while the Continental Cup and FA Cup will provide further opportunities for domestic silverware.
Arsenal have also advanced to the quarter finals of the Champions League in what is their first season back in the elite European competition since 2014.
The Gunners, who remain the only English club to have been crowned European champions after lifting the old UEFA Cup in 2007, face Paris Saint-Germain in the last eight in March.