Matildas keeper Mackenzie Arnold joins West Ham Women

New Hanmmers' keeper, Mackenzie Arnold
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West Ham United Women’s first new signing ahead of the 2020-21 season is Australian international goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold from Brisbane Roar.

Arnold told whufc.com. “I feel like this move has been something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time and I don’t think I could have ended up at a more perfect team for me.”

Head coach Matt Beard said: “Mackenzie has played at the top level in Australia and she knows the mentality it takes to get to tournament finals. She’s an excellent goalkeeper who is very brave and very good with her feet. She’s a good shot-stopper too.

“Mackenzie comes with W-League and NSWL experience and she’s got a fantastic personality as well. Her winning mentality and experience will be huge for us and she’s definitely going to bring a lot to the table for West Ham United.”

At international level, Arnold has 23 caps for Australia, was included in the Matildas squad for the 2015 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Finals.

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