Jodie Taylor has rejoined Arsenal until the end of the season, following the expiration of her contract with San Diego Wave.
Her earlier spell in North London saw the England international score 10 goals in 17 appearances between 2016 and 2017.
In addition to her club football, where she was a UEFA Women’s Champions League winner with Lyon in 2020, Jodie has also scored 19 goals in 51 appearances for England and was the top scorer at the 2017 UEFA European Women’s Championship.
Taylor said: “It feels amazing to be back – like I never left. It’s incredible to have this opportunity to come back to the club that I love so much. A lot of progression has happened here in the last five years since I was last here and to see how much the club has grown and progressed is incredible. I’m very happy to be here.”
Head Coach Jonas Eidevall added: “We’re really pleased to have brought in Jodie to help us from now until the end of the season. She has a proven track record for scoring goals and we know her experience will be a great asset to the whole dressing room. We have so much to fight for this season and Jodie will help us on that journey.”
Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “Jodie is a really experienced and talented player and will give us added competition at this crucial stage of the season. We’re delighted to bring her back to the club and all have great memories of working with her in her previous spell here.”