Arsenal Women’s new signing Caitlin Foord says she is excited by a ‘new challenge’ at the club. The Australian international’s long-awaited transfer from Sydney FC was confirmed on Friday. She will join up with her new teammates after representing her country in pre-Olympic qualifiers which finish on February 9th.
Foord told Arsenal.com, “I’m really excited but to be honest I’m actually quite nervous. I don’t know anyone on the team or share any mutual friends so it’s definitely going to be a new challenge, but I’m excited. It’s almost like a fresh start and I’m excited to meet them all and start being teammates.”
While she has no former teammates in the Gunners squad, she does have a compatriot as a coach and Caitlin says Joe’s presence was a big part of her decision to join the club, “I was pretty much sold after the first conversation with him. I just got a really good vibe and I’ve heard a lot of really good things about him from other players and I guess it was just something I wanted to be involved in, with him, the team and the players as well.
So pumped to be a Gunner 🔴 https://t.co/A8F5JHS2YO
— Caitlin Foord (@CaitlinFoord) January 24, 2020
“After Joe showed interest in me it was almost a no-brainer. The club is one of the best in the world and with the players who are involved, they are world class. For me, I’m still learning, I still want to get better so I think surrounding myself with those players and in that environment, it’s going to help me take my game to the next level. Hopefully I can help the team as well.”
Arseblog News will speak to Joe more in-depth about Caitlin this weekend and we will, of course, make a beeline to interview her shortly after her debut. In the meantime, why not check out the latest edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, in which Pippa and Tim speak to Portland Thorns season-ticket holder Aidan Gibson about Caitlin’s two year spell with the Thorns and Australian women’s football journalist Samantha Lewis about her international career and the recent influx of Australians into the WSL.
— arseblognews (@arseblognews) January 24, 2020