Arsenal Women have completed the signing of Danish international centre-half Simone Boye Sorensen from German champions Bayern Munich. Sorensen played under new coach Jonas Eidevall at Rosengard and previously played for Brøndby.
Sorensen was a key part of Bayern’s Frauen Bundesliga winning season in 2020-21 and also has 61 caps for Denmark, she won two Svenska Cupens under Eidevall at Rosengard before joining Bayern in 2019.
After concerns over the level to which Arsenal were prepared to invest in their women’s team, signing Nikita Parris from Lyon as well as another player from the German champions goes some way to allaying those concerns. She joins Manu Zinsberger, Vivianne Miedema, Lisa Evans and Viki Schnaderbeck in moving from Bayern to Arsenal.
Welcome to The Arsenal, Simone ❤️ pic.twitter.com/AcXowI3zcO
— Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC) July 22, 2021
“It feels really good to be here,” Simone told Arsenal.com. “I needed a new start and I’m grateful that Arsenal reached out to me. I’m very excited to get started. It’s been a while coming now so I’m looking forward to it.”
Arsenal Women head coach, Jonas Eidevall said: “Simone is an experienced defender who bring a strong attitude and mentality to the team on and off the pitch. I am sure that she will be a great fit to the squad and we are looking forward to working with her.”
Simone will wear the number 20 shirt.