Manchester City Women have signed England youth international Ruby Mace on a three-year contract.
It is the first professional contract for the 17-year-old, who made her senior debut for the Gunners in September 2020, later signing for Birmingham City on a dual registration.
A current England U-19 international, she previously captained the U-15s on her debut.
Mace told mancity.com: “I’m so happy and excited to join Manchester City.
“As a 17-year-old, it’s the biggest moment in my short career so far. I’ve got so much to learn and develop in my game and I feel this is the best environment for me to achieve my dreams.”
Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: “We’re thrilled to have added Ruby to our squad here at Manchester City – she’s a talented player who we feel has a very bright future ahead of her.
“She’s already proven that she can make her mark in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and we’re really looking forward to working with her in the coming seasons.”