Arsenal’s 29-year-old Australian international Steph Catley has signed a new contract, with 74 appearances and three goals to her name so far.
Catley played an integral role in the 2022/23 campaign, making 32 appearances and providing four assists and one goal. In addition to her usual role on the left side of defence, she also stepped into central defence on a number of occasions, producing impressive performances such as in the 5-1 win away at Champions League holders Lyon in October.
Catley said: “It feels amazing – this feels like home. “I’ve made some incredible friendships here and when the offer came around I knew exactly what I wanted to do and exactly where I wanted to be. I’ve never been happier playing football and I feel like this team is very special – we’re building something special and in the future we’re capable of achieving anything.”
Head Coach Jonas Eidevall said: “I’m delighted Steph has signed a new contract with us. Steph is one of the best defenders in the game and brings so much to this group both on and off the pitch. She’s a model professional and has delivered time and again when called upon throughout my time here, so we’re all pleased to say Steph will continue to be a part of Arsenal for years to come.”
Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “It’s great news that Steph has signed a new deal here at Arsenal. Steph is one of the top players in the world in her position and has been such a consistent performer in the time she has been here. She is a key part of this team and we’re delighted to say she will continue to wear the Arsenal colours moving forward.”