Austrian defender Laura Wienroither joins Arsenal Women

Arsenal's latest signing, Laura Wienroither
Laura Wienroither on the ball for Hoffenheim against in the Champions League. (Photo: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Austrian defender Laura Wienroither, 23, makes the move to Arsenal Women from German side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Previously with the likes 0f Neulengbach and St. Polten in her homeland, she signed for Hoffenheim in 2018 and the following year made the first of a dozen appearances so far for Austria.

“It’s an incredible feeling for me.” Laura told Arsenal Media. “I’m really happy to be here and to have the opportunity and I’m looking forward to being with the team. When I first heard about Arsenal’s interest I couldn’t believe it, and I still can’t believe it!”

“It’s excellent news that we have signed Laura,” said head coach Jonas Eidevall. “We’ve been very impressed by her defensive performances this season both at club and international level and we believe that she can make a big contribution here at Arsenal.”

“We’re delighted to welcome Laura to the club,” said head of women’s football Clare Wheatley. “She is a player that we have been tracking for some time and it’s fantastic that she is now here with us. Despite being only 23, Laura already has significant experience in both the Frauen-Bundesliga and at international level, so we have no doubt that she will make an important contribution to the team”

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