Arsenal Women sign Swedish international forward Lina Hurtig

Arsenal Women's new signing, Lina Hurtig
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Arsenal have signed 26-year-old Swedish forward Lina Hurtig on a permanent transfer from Italian champions Juventus.

She helped Linköpings to the 2017 Damallsvenskan title, before clinching two more domestic league honours and three cups in her time with Juve.

So far, Hurtig was 58 caps for her country, which have yielded 19 goals.

Hurtig said: “I’ve always, always wanted to play in England, and I’ve always been interested in English football, so it’s super exciting for me to be here. I know Arsenal are a great club, with great players and lots of quality, so I think I will enjoy it here.”

Head Coach Jonas Eidevall added: “Lina is an excellent forward who will bring power and dynamism to our game. She has shone in the Champions League and international tournaments and we are delighted that she will be lining up for Arsenal moving forward.”

Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “Lina was a key target for us this summer so we are pleased to have completed this signing. She is exactly the right profile of player for Arsenal and will add quality and experience to our squad.”

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