Katie McCabe has signed a brand new contract with Arsenal.
The membership haven’t specified when the brand new deal will preserve the Republic of Eire captain on the membership till.
Defender McCabe, 28, has made 193 appearances since becoming a member of from Shelbourne in December 2015 and can start her ninth season with the Gunners once they tackle Liverpool of their WSL opener on Sunday afternoon.
Talking to the membership’s official web site, McCabe mentioned: “Arsenal is residence for me and I am excited to have dedicated my future to this soccer membership. I’ve grown up right here as a participant and an individual and developed a extremely particular bond with our supporters, which suggests so much to me.
“Over time, I’ve skilled some wonderful moments right here – however I imagine that the most effective is but to return and I do know the purpose right here at Arsenal is to compete for the best honours.”
McCabe was named Arsenal’s Participant of the Season for 2022/23
Throughout her time in north London, McCabe has gained the WSL and Ladies’s FA Cup as soon as every, in addition to lifting the Continental Tyres League Cup on two events.
Final season, McCabe was named because the Gunners’ Participant of the Season, in addition to being included within the Ladies’s Champions League Workforce of the Season and receiving a nomination for the 2023 Ballon d’Or.
On a really particular Arsenal media day episode of Three Gamers and a Podcast, McCabe opens up on her spectacular purpose from a nook towards Canada
Head coach Jonas Eidevall added: “Katie McCabe brings us a lot on and off the pitch, so we’re delighted to say that she has signed a brand new contract right here with us. She has been one of many prime performers in world soccer over the previous few years and her high quality and character are integral to what we do right here.
“We have been very proud to see how she stepped up as captain when referred to as upon final season and I am wanting ahead to seeing what we will obtain collectively shifting ahead.”
Head of Ladies’s Soccer Clare Wheatley mentioned: “We’re delighted that Katie has signed a brand new deal right here at Arsenal. Katie is within the prime of her profession and is such an enormous a part of what we’re constructing on the membership, so it’s nice information that she’s going to stay an Arsenal participant for years to return.
“I am certain our supporters will be a part of me in congratulating Katie and are wanting ahead to seeing her and her team-mates in motion on the Emirates on Sunday.”
McCabe: It has been a journey to get right here
Katie McCabe, talking to Arsenal.com:
“It is thrilling. It has been a journey, for certain. You are an enormous fish in just a little pond in Eire in a means. Coming over and being in a dressing room with the likes of Emma Byrne, Kelly Smith, Alex Scott, Farah Williams, it is tough as a younger child.
“Not taking part in so much, I leant on Emma by means of that first yr on what to do subsequent, how you can play and to exit on mortgage and stuff. I do not really feel like my Arsenal profession actually kicked off till I got here again from Glasgow, coming again in a greater place mentally and with the chew and eager to compete.
“The Scottish league ends in November, I solely had two weeks again at Arsenal earlier than I might’ve moved on – so in these two weeks, I had nothing else to lose. Joe Montemurro had are available in, I would turn out to be the Eire captain and it was that transition interval, I simply went for it!”
The way to observe the WSL on Sky Sports activities
Comply with all the newest from the Ladies’s Tremendous League throughout SkySports.com and app, together with unique options and interviews, plus devoted reside weblog protection and in-game clips from video games reside on Sky Sports activities.
It’s also possible to watch free match highlights from each WSL recreation this season on Sky Sports activities’ digital platforms and YouTube channel, whereas all matches will proceed to be proven on each Sky Sports activities Soccer, in addition to on Sky Showcase, accessible in all Sky houses, even with no Sky Sports activities package deal, giving the competitors better visibility.
Alongside protection and visibility for the league throughout all Sky Sports activities’ predominant social media channels, the bespoke Twitter channel @SkySportsWSL will proceed to be the house of all Barclays FA WSL content material on Sky Sports activities.
The Sky Sports activities WSL TikTok account provides followers 360° protection of the league and granting them unique entry to their new favorite gamers. By means of enjoyable challenges and interviews, together with behind-the-scenes footage, viewers will get to know the WSL’s array of personalities and see the game from a brand new set of angles.
In the meantime, followers may also preserve updated with every part on and off the pitch with the return of Three Gamers and a Podcast, hosted by Caroline Barker.