Arsenal Women right-back Leonie Maier is to leave the club with her contract expiring this summer. The German international joined the Gunners on a two-year deal in the summer of 2019 but has struggled to pin down a place since joining from Bayern Munich.
The 28-year old played 25 games across two seasons in North London, she is still a mainstay of the German national team and revealed herself as a future star in Germany’s victorious Euro 2013 campaign. Leonie also has an Olympic gold medal which she picked up at the games in Rio in 2016.
With Noelle Maritz, Lisa Evans and Anna Patten in the squad, it’s unlikely that Arsenal will look to source a replacement at right-back though that, of course, is contingent on the new manager, whoever that may be.
Maier confirmed the news on her Instagram account today, writing, “Thank you for everything and for an unforgettable time!
“I will leave Arsenal. I am thankful and happy that I was part of this amazing club. I have had a really good time and have met so many great people and it was a pleasure to work with so many talented players. And also a big thank you to the coaches,the staff and the fans who always backed us no matter what.
“I wish the whole team all the best for the future and I gonna miss you but all the nice memories will always stay in my mind.”