Arsenal’s Dutch forward Danielle van de Donk has joined French club Lyon. van de Donk joined the Gunners from Goteborg in Sweden after the World Cup in 2015 and instantly established herself as a popular player in the squad and a firm fan favourite.
“DvD”- as she is affectionately known- was part of the Gunners squad to win the 2016 FA Cup, the 2018 Conti Cup and the league title in 2018-19. She scored 27 goals in 97 appearances with Arsenal and also formed a core part of the Netherlands team that won Euro 2017 and reached the 2019 World Cup Final.
Lyon are currently rebuilding with the likes of Eugene Le Sommer and Dzsenifer Marozsán heading to the USA this summer and they have identified the 29-year old as part of that process. This is the first time since 2013-14 that Lyon have not won the Champions League and they will bid for their crown again this season.
The move also represents an excellent opportunity for the Dutch international as she enters her prime years after six years of excellent service in North London. Best of luck in France, Daan!