Arsenal Women today confirmed the signing of 18-year old goalkeeper Fran Stenson from Manchester City today. Stenson actually joined the club earlier in the summer and was unused substitute in the pre-season friendlies against Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg and Barcelona.
Stenson started out at Birmingham City, making her debut in the WSL as a 16-year old. She joined Manchester City last summer and played in the Continental Tyres Cup in December, before joining Blackburn Rovers on loan for the second half of last season.
A dream come true to have signed my first professional contract. Proud moment for myself, family and friends. Can’t wait for the season to start! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/OkQD1bTjBU
— Fran Stenson (@StensonFran) August 16, 2019
City’s back up goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck is only 19 and already involved with the England national team. Stenson has decided to join the Gunners, where she will start out as third choice goalkeeper behind Manu Zinsberger and Pauline Peyraud-Magnin. There is a chance that Stenson could go out on loan but, alongside, Roebuck, she is considered the future of the national team in goal.
Meanwhile it looks as though Danish defender Janni Arnth has left the club, she hasn’t featured in either of the last two friendlies, wasn’t part of the team photocall last week and her name was not listed on the back of the programme on Wednesday evening. We wait for confirmation surrounding the details of Janni’s departure.
Janni Arnth not listed on the Arsenal program pic.twitter.com/zldMmxo4YT
— Sylvain Jamet (@S_Jamet) August 14, 2019
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