Welcome to a brand new episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, the number one podcast about Arsenal Women.

Arsenal Women announced the signing of Australian international Caitlin Foord this week from Sydney FC. Caitlin will bolster her compatriot Joe Montemurro’s squad after the Matildas’ Olympic qualifiers in February. Pippa and Tim decided to get the lowdown on our new signing from the people that know. Pippa speaks to Arsenal fan, Portland Thorns season ticket holder and SB Nation writer Aidan Gibson about her two year spell with the Thorns and looks at how she might fit into the Arsenal team.

Then Tim chats with Australian women’s football journalist Samantha Lewis of the Guardian and ESPN about Caitlin’s international career, why this is a move that makes sense for the player, as well as a little bit on the recent influx of Matildas into the WSL.

You can follow Aidan on twitter @BeltransMole23 and Samantha @battledinosaur.

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Christopher Humphrey
Christopher Humphrey
28 days ago

Seems like she will be a useful addition to the squad.

Armchair
Armchair
28 days ago

Many thanks for the good podcast. Some worthwhile insights into Foord and Australian women’s football. Ms. Lewis’s point about the Australian players being overworked because they jump from NWSL play to Australian league play is not surprising in the least. Football is a very demanding sport; league seasons are demanding. Bodies need rest. I can’t imagine that playing most of the year is, in the end, beneficial–you’ll have young Australian players with old legs! As for Foord and Arsenal, she is a good player and will help the team. How exactly she will help seems hard to say, as its… Read more »

Christopher Humphrey
Christopher Humphrey
28 days ago
Reply to  Armchair

Game start times are not of the club’s choosing. As for choice of weather conditions….and whether the sun shines in January. Sort it out Joe!!!!
I’m guessing Chelski had the good fortune to win the toss and to have the sun behind them in the first half because it certainly played a part in a couple of the goals. In the second half the sun had dropped behind the West Stand so it didn’t trouble Berger not that we did until it was too late.