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Steph Catley signs new Arsenal contract

Ali Rampling
Catley has signed a new Arsenal contract
Catley has signed a new Arsenal contract / Martin Rose/GettyImages

Steph Catley has committed her future to Arsenal by signing a new contract with the club.

The full-back becomes the latest Gunners player to extend her stay in north London, after Lotte Wubben-Moy also put pen to paper on a new deal at the end of April.

Like Wubben-Moy, the length of Catley's new contract has not been disclosed.

“It feels absolutely incredible," the Australian international told Arsenal's official club website.

"I’ve been here for two years now and I’ve made some incredible friendships and I feel right at home here. I’ve been through some tough times and some great times and I feel that I’m growing so much as a person and as a player. I’m just happy to call Arsenal home for another few years.”

Catley joined Arsenal in the summer of 2020 in a move that saw her team up with compatriot Joe Montemurro, having worked together previously at Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City.

Her first season in England was disrupted by injury, and she was restricted to just six WSL appearances. However, Catley has emerged as an instrumental part of Arsenal's title challenging side this term, featuring 17 times in the league and chipping in with four assists to help the Gunners take the title race to the final day of the season.

“Steph is one of the best players in the world in her position, so it’s fantastic news that she has signed a new contract," manager Jonas Eidevall added.

"She’s played an integral role this season for us, making big contributions in both defence and attack, so we’re very pleased that she will be staying with us for the coming years.”