Arsenal left-back Steph Catley has signed a new contract with the club. The Australian international joined the Gunners in 2020 but was hampered by injuries during her first campaign.

Catley has emerged during this campaign as a crucial part of the Gunners back four under Jonas Eidevall and has started 12 of the last 14 games in the WSL.

Steph’s contract was due to expire at the end of this season but she has opted to extend her stay. As ever, Arsenal don’t disclose the length of player contracts. It is however, a significant boost for Arsenal to have Catley and Katie McCabe as their left-back choices.

Steph told “It feels absolutely incredible. I’ve been here for two years now and I’ve made some incredible friendships and I feel right at home here. I’ve been through some tough times and some great times and I feel that I’m growing so much as a person and as a player. I’m just happy to call Arsenal home for another few years.”

Head Coach Jonas Eidevall said: “Steph is one of the best players in the world in her position, so it’s fantastic news that she has signed a new contract. She’s played an integral role this season for us, making big contributions in both defence and attack, so we’re very pleased that she will be staying with us for the coming years.”

Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “We are delighted that Steph has agreed a new contract with us. Steph is in the prime of her career and has proven herself to be a key player for us since joining back in 2020. We look forward to seeing what we can achieve together in the future.”