Arsenal goalkeeper Manu Zinsberger has signed a new long-term contract with the club. The Austrian’s original deal was due to expire at the end of the season but she has extended her deal. Zinsberger signed from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2019 and has become an integral part of Joe Montemurro’s side ever since.
Montemurro has a rotation policy with his goalkeepers with Australian number 1 Lydia Williams also signed last summer from Melbourne City. 25-year old Zinsberger has made 31 appearances for the Gunners across two seasons. She told Arsenal.com, “It’s just unbelievable. I’m happy. We have so much quality in the team and I think also the staff around us makes it unbelievable. I’m just happy to extend my contract.”
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“It’s great to have Manu” said Head Coach Joe Montemurro. “We brought her in as a young goalkeeper with a lot of international experience, and obviously she’d played at the top level with Bayern. To be able to work with her and keep her development going, and be part of what we’re trying to build, is really exciting. She’s a special girl for the group, too.”
“She’s a modern goalkeeper who’s very, very good with her feet. She suits her style from a football perspective but it’s the way she is, her attitude, her behaviour, just her great nature. It’s really important to the group and we love having her around.”
Arseblog News will be chatting with Manu about her contract on Friday afternoon and those quotes will appear on the site shortly after (subject to any embargos!)