Arsenal Women have completed the signing of Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger. Zinsberger is Austria’s first choice goalkeeper and comes to provide competition to current first choice Pauline Peyraud-Magnin with Sari van Veenendaal having left the club.
Zinsberger is good friends with compatriot Viki Schnaderbeck and spent some time in London and at London Colney when Schnaderbeck signed for the club last summer. Bayern announced the signing of Carina Schluter back in April, with Zinsberger’s decision to leave Bayern having already been communicated during last season.
Manuela is 24 and won 2 Frauenbundesliga titles with Bayern and has 40 caps for her country. She is also very comfortable with the ball at her feet, which fits perfectly into Joe Montemurro’s possession style. She joins Jill Roord, Lisa Evans, Vivianne Miedema and Viki Schnaderbeck in decanting from Bayern to Arsenal and she probably won’t be the last.
“It’s such an amazing feeling,” Zinsbeger told Arsenal.com. “I know a lot of the players here. We have a really good team here with really good quality and impressive performances, so I’m looking forward to being part of it!”
Joe Montemurro added “We are delighted to welcome Manuela to Arsenal. She is a world-class goalkeeper, and her achievements mirror that. Her experience and ability will be a great addition to our squad.”
— Ann Odong 🐨 (@AnnOdong) July 22, 2017