Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps has completed a transfer deadline move to Arsenal. The 28-year-old shot-stopper has joined the Gunners on a permanent deal after spending two seasons with United.
Earps joined Manchester United in 2019 and played a key role in their promotion to the Women’s Super League. She made 38 appearances for the club, helping them secure a fourth-place finish in the league last season.
The move to Arsenal presents a new challenge for Earps, who will be competing with the likes of Manuela Zinsberger and Fran Stenson for the number one spot. Arsenal finished third in the Women’s Super League last season and will be looking to challenge for the title in the upcoming campaign.
Earps expressed her excitement about the move, stating, “I’m really excited to be joining Arsenal. It’s a fantastic club with a rich history and I can’t wait to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to working with the coaching staff and my new teammates and I’m ready to give my all for the club.”
Arsenal manager Jonas Eidevall also spoke highly of Earps, saying, “Mary is an experienced goalkeeper who will bring a lot of quality and competition to the squad. We’re delighted to have her on board and we believe she will be a valuable addition to our team.”
The transfer comes as Arsenal look to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season. The Gunners have already made several signings, including the likes of Mana Iwabuchi, Frida Maanum, and Nikita Parris.
With the addition of Mary Earps, Arsenal will be hoping to build on their strong finish last season and mount a serious challenge for the Women’s Super League title.
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