Sarah Bouhaddi joins Arsenal Women on short term deal

The goalkeeper will bolster Arsenal's squad as Sabrina D'Angelo is likely to go to the Gold Cup.

Sarah Bouhaddi joins Arsenal Women on short term deal

France international Sarah Bouhaddi brings plenty of experience to Arsenal. Credit- welloffside

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of French goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi on a short-term deal.

The 37-year-old joins Arsenal as a free agent, having spent the 2022/23 season at Paris Saint-Germain.

She is set to provide cover for Arsenal when second-choice goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo could go to the Gold Cup with Canada.

Canada's first game at the Gold Cup is on February 23, and the final is scheduled for March 11. D'Angelo's side will be one of the favourites to win the competition

Head coach Jonas Eidevall said: “We’re really pleased to bring Sarah to Arsenal to help us over the coming weeks. There aren’t many goalkeepers in world football with the breadth of experience and knowledge that Sarah has, so we’re delighted to bring her in to supplement our goalkeeping options.”

“I’m delighted to be joining Arsenal and to become part of this great club,” said Bouhaddi. “Arsenal has so much history across both the men’s and women’s teams and I’ve always admired the club. 

"I’m excited to get the opportunity to play in a league that is going from strength to strength and I want to bring my experience to help the rest of the squad. I can’t wait to get started."

Bouhaddi has been capped 149 times by France, with her last outing coming in 2020, and won the SheBelives Cup in 2017.

In 13 years with Lyon, Bouhaddi helped the French side win 11 league titles, eight UEFA Women's Champions Leagues and eight French Cups.

Bouhaddi will wear the No.86 jersey at Arsenal.

Director of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “Sarah is a vastly experienced international goalkeeper and we are very pleased that she was available to join us on this short-term deal. 

"She has a proven track record at the highest level of the game and we believe she is the perfect player to come in for this period.”

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