Arsenal Women sign Swedish international striker Stina Blackstenius

Arsenal's new signing, Stina Blackstenius
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Swedish international forward Stina Blackstenius has joined Arsenal from BK Hacken, for whom she scored 25 goals in 40 games.

The 25-year-old finished the 2021 season as top scorer in the Swedish league, has over 70 caps for her country and was part of the Sweden side that finished third at the 2019 World Cup.

Blackstenius told “It feels amazing to be here, I’m so happy to join such a big and great club like Arsenal.

“I got a really good first impression about this club, they play really good football and I wanted to be a part of that. I feel like I can become a better player in this environment.”

“We’re delighted to have signed Stina,” said head coach Jonas Eidevall. “She is a world-class talent who will add even more quality to our team. Her game is well-suited to the style we are implementing here at Arsenal, and I’m confident that she will take her game to an even higher level here with us.”

“Everyone at the club is thrilled to announce the signing of Stina,” said head of women’s football Clare Wheatley. “She is one of the best forwards in the world and a significant number of clubs were interested in securing her signature this summer, so we are delighted to have made her an Arsenal player. We are all looking forward to seeing her in action soon.”

Meanwhile, the Gunners game with Reading on Sunday has been postponed.

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