Arsenal midfielder Katie McCabe has signed a new long term contract with the club. The Ireland captain signed a new deal last summer, but has extended her terms once more after a season in which she has become one of Joe Montemurro’s most trusted players.
McCabe has played in every single match this season, the only player to do so. McCabe joined the club from Shelbourne in 2015 and spent time on loan at Glasgow City during the second half of 2017.
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— Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC) March 26, 2019
Since then, McCabe has imposed herself as a first team player, playing in a variety of positions- on the right, the left, the centre of midfield and at left-back. “We’re delighted that Katie has signed a new contract with us,” manager Joe Montemurro told Arsenal.com.
“She is a very versatile player, she is strong and creative, and her development throughout my time here has been very positive. I am looking forward to seeing her continue to grow and achieve with us.”
McCabe was delighted to sign a new seal and paid tribute to manager Joe Montemurro. “Speaking to Joe and hearing that he wanted to keep me for that bit longer was a great feeling,” McCabe told Arsenal Player.
“Joe’s been great for me personally and he’s really helped me to grow as a player. He’s put a lot of confidence in me and really helped me to develop. He’s given me a chance in the starting line-up which I’ve nailed down, but you can’t get too complacent.
“I’ve got to keep working hard and pushing – and hopefully over the next few years I can continue to do that and help this club win trophies. We’ve been hit hard with injuries over the season but I think when everyone gets back fit we’re really likely to do some damage over the next few years.
“Playing for Arsenal Football Club is all about winning trophies. We’ve shown that in the past and we’ve got a great history of doing that, and we’ve put ourselves in some great situations in cup finals and hopefully we can continue to do that.”
— Katie McCabe (@Katie_McCabe11) March 26, 2019