Arsenal Complete Signing of Lotte Wubben-Moy

Arsenal have completed the signing of defender Lotte Wubben-Moy making her their fifth summer signing alongside Steph Catley, Malin Gut, Lydia Williams and Noelle Maritz.

Wubben-Moy had previously played for the Gunners between 2015 and 2017 before heading to the USA to University of North Carolina.

The 21 year old plays as a centre-back but is versitile and can also play in centre-midfield.

She joined Arsenal’s centre of excellence in 2013 before making her Gunners senior debut two years later coming off the bench in the 2-1 win against Notts County.

In total she made 13 appearances for Arsenal before jetting off stateside for her University studies.

It’s another option for head coach Joe Montemurro to choose from at the back with only Leah Williamson and Viktoria Schnaderbeck fit to play centre-back as Jennifer Beattie has a back injury sustaining that in the Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

She also recieved her first call up to the England squad earlier this week for the training camp at St George’s Park later this month joining teammates Leah Williamson, Jordan Nobbs and Beth Mead in the Lionesses set-up.

Wubben-Moy captained the England under-17 team during the 2016 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup as the team reached the quarter-finals.

Later that year she also captained England at the 2016 UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship, leading them to a third place finish.

During her time with the University of North Carolina Wubben-Moy won the ACC regular season twice, the ACC Women’s Soccer Tournament twice and was part of a team that were two-time runners up in the NCAA Division College Cup.

I’m very happy we’ve got this one over the line,” said Montemurro to Arsenal.com.

“Lotte is obviously a player that when I first came in was about to leave for the US. All credit to the club for keeping tabs on her development whilst she was away, and then obviously securing a player that is in and around the England camp. She will be a top player.”

I’m delighted to say that I’m officially a Gooner” she added .

“To see that this club can play at the highest levels, achieving the things that they do while also playing such exquisite football, that is definitely something that’s drawn me to the club, I just can’t wait to be a part of it.”