Arsenal Women have signed 21-year old England centre-half Lotte Wubben-Moy from the University of North Carolina. Wubben-Moy came through the Arsenal academy, making her debut at centre-half as a 16-year old. In 2017, she left for North Carolina on a scholarship which was due to finish in 2021. Lotte decided to cut her time at Chapel Hill short due to uncertainties with covid in the states.
Wubben-Moy was born in North London to a family of Arsenal fans, she will bolster the Gunners’ centre-half options with Jen Beattie suffering from a niggling back problem. Wubben-Moy had other suitors in the WSL but her Arsenal ties pulled her back to the Gunners, where she often trained between terms in North Carolina.
— Lots (@lottewubbenmoy) September 11, 2020
“I’m delighted to say that I’m officially a Gooner,” Wubben-Moy told Arsenal.com. “To see that this club can play at the highest levels, achieving the things that they do while also playing such exquisite football, that is definitely something that’s drawn me to the club. I just can’t wait to be a part of it.”
“I’m very happy we’ve got this one over the line,” said head coach Joe Montemurro. “Lotte is obviously a player that when I first came in was about to leave for the US. All credit to the club for keeping tabs on her development whilst she was away, and then obviously securing a player that is in and around the England camp. She will be a top player.”
Wubben-Moy is Arsenal’s fifth recruit of the summer after Noelle Maritz, Malin Gut, Steph Catley and Lydia Williams.
Photo by David Price.