Arsenal centre-half Viki Schnaderbeck has joined Tottenham Hotspur on loan. The Austrian signed for the Gunners in the summer of 2018 from Bayern Munich alongside Leonie Maier.
Schnaderbeck’s first season at the club, in which Arsenal won the WSL title, was marred by a bad knee injury picked up in the final pre-season friendly of summer 2018.
Schnaderbeck became a high level squad player in the 2019-20 season and at the beginning of the 2020-21 season, usually playing as a centre-half but sometimes filling in at left-back too.
Viki picked up another bad knee injury during a game against Manchester United in November 2020 which kept her out for ten months. She has only started one game this season, a Conti Cup match against Manchester United last week.
The club have signed Brazil international centre-half Rafaelle Souza and added Schnaderbeck’s international teammate Laura Wienroither at full-back during the January window. With Leah Williamson, Lotte Wubben-Moy, Simone Boye and Jen Beattie at the club and Anna Patten out on loan, Schnaderbeck’s opportunities are likely to be limited. Her contract was due to expire at the end of this season.