Japan’s Mana Iwabuchi joins Arsenal Women

Arsenal's new signing, Mana Iwabuchi
Photo: Yohei Osada via Imago

Japanese international Mana Iwabuchi has signed for Arsenal Women following the 28-year-old’s recent departure from Aston Villa.

The forward, who has scored 31 goals in 74 appearances for her country, joined Aston Villa during the 2020/21 season and helped keep them in the WSL.

As well as being a World Cup winner and Olympics silver medallist, she has won league titles in both Japan and Germany.

“I’m so happy to finally be able to announce that I am an Arsenal player!” Iwabuchi told www.arsenal.com. “I know the club has wanted to sign me for a long time now, so it’s a great honour to be able to play for Arsenal. There are so many amazing players and I can’t wait to get started.”

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