Saturday, July 2, 2022

Arsenal Women sign Frida Maanum

Arsenal Women have signed highly rated 22-year old Norwegian international Frida Maanum from Linköping in Sweden. Maanum was hotly tipped to join Wolfsburg this summer but has instead signed for Arsenal.

Maanum’s agent Jens Wenzl revealed last month that the player would be coming to “a top WSL club” insisting that three English clubs made her a good offer but the player has decided to come to Arsenal.

Maanum is a box-to-box midfielder who captained Linköping last season, she already has 33 caps for Norway and played for her country ay Euro 2017 as an 18-year old. Maanum is one of the most highly rated young players in Europe and represents a real coup for Arsenal.

With the departures of Jill Roord and Danielle van de Donk this summer, reinforcement in midfield was a priority and Arsenal have fended off competition from some other big clubs in Europe to secure her signature and she will likely compete with Jordan Nobbs and Kim Little for a role in the middle of the park.

Maanum told Arsenal.com, “It’s an honour to sign for a club like Arsenal. The history speaks for itself and I just can’t wait to put on that shirt for the first time.”

Arsenal Women head coach, Jonas Eidevall said: “We are very happy to bring Frida into our squad. She is already an experienced player and her technical ability paired with her leadership qualities will align to the style of football that we want to play here. We are looking forward to working with her.”

Maanum will wear the number 12 shirt, with Steph Catley taking number 7.

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Chin

Cool!! Arsenal’s scouting team finally realised the quality of the norwegian players…look at the likes in Caroline Graham Hansen, Maren Mjelde, Guro Reiten….this addition really speaks for the ambitions….

terje

Why not scout Julie Blakstad (2001)?

Chin

Hahaha…why not? Maybe the scouting team has their own set of standards
and unfortunately I do not head the team….

Charles

Welcome to the club Frida!!

Magneto

Welcome to The Arsenal, Frida. All the best!

Henkamp

Damn! I am currently more excited for the women’s team than I am for the men.

The signing being made are just next-level!

Hope this convince Viviane THE GOAT Miedema that we wish to become a serious club again and she signs an extension.

Viv The 🐐

You should be. I mean, the level of players on this team is just too damn high. And there are lots of players, that make you question, where they will go this year. Ok, the mens have that too, but they also have Willian.

I’m praying with you on your last point.

Gunner H

As long as we still have Kim, we can win WSL next season

ewmhop

so excited for her to join!!!

thankyou22

Great news! Now the other highly sough after Norwegian please:)

Jacques

A bix-to-box midfielder? Is she going to electronically relay messages from Eidevall?!

“Hey bixby, tell Miedama to shift left so I can shoot it myself”

Amazing!

terje

Why not bring in Ada Hegeberg ? I think I read in an interview that she supports Arsenal.

verstellung

Great Signing ! Am really pumped for the season.

And I believe she is 22 as of July 16th

Tim Stillman

Yes, right you are! Had this in drafts for a while 🙂

Fun Gunner

Fantastic news. Can’t wait for Arsenal Women Podcast’s breakdown of the new players.

Still think we need 2 more players.

Xuan

Hoping for one more RB or we see Patten/Lotte playing there more?

per berg

Massive United fan, but great player with goals in her

verstellung

I have a feeling she will become an Arsenal Great.
I’m so excited by this and can not wait to see her play. The best signing in the WSL this year…IMO.

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