Arsenal Women net Swiss international defender Noelle Maritz

Arsenal signing, Noelle Maritz
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Noelle Maritz, 24-year-old Switzerland international defender, has joined Arsenal Women from VfL Wolfsburg.

Maritz has 74 caps for the Swiss national side and now joins international teammates Lia Wälti and Malin Gut in north London.

A Champions League winner in 2014, Moritz made over 150 appearances for the Frauen Bundesliga side, with whom she won five league titles and six DFB Pokals.

“We’re ecstatic to have a player of Noelle’s calibre at the club,” Joe Montemurro told Arsenal.com. “She’s been on our radar for the last six months because she’s very proactive going forward, but again, she’s another player that’s played in Champions League finals and big games. She really suits the kind of player that we want at this club.”

“I’m really excited and so happy that I can play for such a huge club,” said Maritz. “I honestly can’t wait to just get started now and meet all of my new teammates. This is a whole new challenge for me and I feel like it’s a great step in my career and development.”

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