Arsenal Women’s Austrian goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger has extended her contract with the club for a further year. Zinsberger’s contract was due to expire in the summer though there was an option for a further year which has been triggered.
There was a feeling that Zinsberger, who joined the club from Bayern Munich in 2019, might leave in the summer with her contract running down and the Gunners signing Canadian ‘keeper Sabrina D’Angelo in January.
However, Zinsberger will stay until at least the summer of 2024. Arseblog News had the chance to speak to Manu in Munich ahead of tomorrow night’s UWCL quarter-final against her former club.
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“It wasn’t a tough decision at all. I am very proud of what we have achieved here at the club and what I have achieved, on and off the pitch.
“For me, I want to be competitive, not just in the squad but in out little goalkeeper group as well. It wasn’t a tough decision to stay and i cannot wait for the game tomorrow.”
Zinsberger will line up against her former club for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Allianz Arena and the Austrian admits she still has a soft spot for the club.
“I was at the club for five years and they are a big part of how I developed in my career. I love Bayern Munich and I love Munich, the place, it’s close to my family. But tomorrow I am wearing another jersey and I am very happy to be wearing that jersey.”
Big competition for the number 1 jersey next season…