Nikita Parris to return to the WSL with Arsenal Women

Arsenals new signing, Nikita Parris
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Nikita Parris will make her return to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League after the 27-year-old striker joined Arsenal from Lyon.

Parris was the all-time leading scorer in the WSL with 49 goals prior to leaving Manchester City for France, where she won the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League with Lyon.

Helping England reach the semi-finals of Euro 2017 and fourth place at the 2019 World Cup, Parris is in the Team GB squad for the Olympics.

“I’m very happy to be here, Arsenal has an unbelievable history and I want to be a part of this,” Nikita told Arsenal.com. “I want to achieve all domestic titles and compete in the champions league here. I’m happy to be back in the WSL which has grown and improved so much since I left.”

Jonas Eidevall, the Gunners new head coach, added: “I’m very pleased to have signed Nikita and add to our strong strike force. She is a talented player and has a winners mentality and I’m looking forward to working with her once she returns from the Olympics.”

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