USA defender Emily Fox joins Arsenal Women

USA's Emily Fox
Emily Fox playing for USA during the 2023 FIFA Womens World Cup. (Noe Llamas / SPP)

USA international defender Emily Fox has signed for Arsenal and will join the squad at their mid-season training camp in Portugal.

The 25-year-old right-back joins from North Carolina Courage in the National Women’s Soccer League, having previously spent two season in the same competition with Racing Louisville.

Fox has 39 caps for her country and started four of the USA’s matches at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

She told“It feels amazing to have signed here. When I think of Arsenal, I think of excellence, I think of a global organisation, I think of family. I think of pushing the standards of football and especially in the women’s game. It’s a huge honour to get the opportunity to represent this club and I’m excited to get started and play in front of our supporters.”

Head coach Jonas Eidevall said: “We’re delighted to bring Emily to Arsenal and I’m sure our supporters will join me in welcoming her to our club. Emily has shown impressive development over recent seasons and her strengths in both phases will make her an important addition to our squad.

“At international level, the experience she’s built up gives her an excellent foundation to make the transition to English football. Welcome, Emily!”

Director of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “Emily is an experienced international defender and we are very pleased to have added her to our squad. Having spent time tracking Emily’s career to date, we believe she has all the tools to integrate into the environment here at Arsenal and make a big contribution to us achieving our goals.”

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