“What was also important to me was that I finished my job at my university in Potsdam, in Germany, and now I’m prepared to only play professional football. I’m going to be free so I know I have a job and when I go back [to Germany] I can go to work as normal. I feel more free to focus on football.” Kemme will wear the number 21 shirt.

Arsenal are also rumoured to be interested in Lyon goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin to provide competition to Sari van Veenendaal. Current back up goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse could leave subsequently.