Danielle Carter To Leave Arsenal

After 11 years at Arsenal Women’s striker Danielle Carter will depart the club on the expiration of her contract at the end of the month. 
Carter joined the Gunners from the Leyton Orient Centre of Excellence in 2009 and went on to make 184 appearances for the club. 
She also helped Arsenal win five Continental Cups, four FA Cups where she scored the winner In the 2016 final against Chelsea, three Women’s Super League titles and one FA Premier League trophy. 
She departs the Gunners as the longest-serving player in the current squad as she scored 60 goals in 184 appearances. 
She also suffered two anterior cruciate ligament injuries rupturing it on the final day of the 2017-18 season against Bristol City, forcing her to miss 10 months. 
The striker then made her return against Bayern Munich in the Emirates Cup last July but during that game ruptured her ACL once again. 
Carter confirmed her departure on her social media as she said “After 11 years, 184 appearances, 5 Conti Cups, 4 FA Cups, 3 FAWSL titles, 2 ACLs and 1 FA Premier League title… it is with the heaviest of hearts that my time at Arsenal has come to an end. They say “I’m Arsenal till I die….” and today a massive part of me has died”. 
Manager Joe Montemurro told Arsenal.Com Danielle has been an amazing professional and character through very difficult times over the past couple of years. She has achieved many accolades as both a footballer and person and I’m sure there are many more to come. We want to wish her all the best for the future.”
She has also made a significant impact off the field and was awarded the PFA Community Champion Award in 2019 to mark her inspiring work supporting Arsenal in the Community. 
A statement from Arsenal read “Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Danielle for her outstanding contribution to the team’s success, and for her exceptional professionalism and commitment to the club”. 
Carter follows Katrine Veje, Louise Quinn, Pauline Peyraud-Magnin, Silvana Flores out of Arsenal this summer with Emma Mitchell set to follow. 

Photos: @ArsenalWFC

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