Arsenal coach Jonas Eidevall says that he sees new Austrian signing Laura Wienroither as a right full-back to challenge and rotate with Noelle Maritz.
The Austrian has played in both full-back positions, at centre-half and in defensive midfield but the Arsenal boss says he will use her primarily as a right-back.
“I see her primarily as a right full-back. We followed her closely during the autumn, I saw her in the Champions League qualifiers against my former club Rosengard and she was very good in those games.
“I obviously saw her play against us and I saw her play for Austria against England up against Lauren Hemp and what stands out for me are her defensive qualities.
“She is very, very solid and mature in her decision making. I really think we can improve her attacking game in our environment to develop her even further.”
Jonas explained that he sees the signing as a positive for Swiss right-back Maritz, who was understudied by centre-half Anna Patten in the first half of the season.
“I think it had been a limiting factor for us in the autumn that we had one natural right-back. We have lots of players that can play there but they play it a little bit different.
“I think that also didn’t bring out the best in Noelle Maritz because she had to pace herself during the tight schedule. So hopefully we can push her harder now and push harder in every position and that we understand that if you are tired, someone else can come in and play and do the same job. That was very much needed for us.”