Arsenal Women confirm signing of Tobin Heath

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Heath has signed for Arsenal
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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of USWNT star Tobin Heath ahead of the start of the WSL season.

The 33-year-old is World Cup winner and two-time Olympic champion, and recently spent time in England with Manchester United - for whom she scored four goals in 11 appearances in all competitions.

The bulk of Heath's career has been spent across the pond in the NWSL, where she spent seven years with the Portland Thorns.

Speaking to the club's official website following the announcement, Arsenal Women's head coach Jonas Eidevall said:

“Tobin’s record speaks for itself. She’s an incredibly talented player who will bring so much experience to our squad.

"This is an exciting time for the club, and I’m delighted we could secure Tobin’s signing as we prepare to kick off the new season at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.”

Arsenal Women's kickstart their WSL campaign this weekend against heavy title favourites Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners will be hoping the signings of Heath, Nikita Parris, and the retention of WSL's all-time top scorer Vivianne Miedema will mean they challenge Chelsea at the top of the table this season, after nine points adrift of their cross-city rivals last season.

Heath will wear the number 77 shirt at the club.