Arsenal has signed Matildas midfielder Kyra Cooney-Cross from Swedish membership Hammarby, the Women’s Super League (WSL) facet stated on Friday.
The 21-year-old, who has signed a two-year deal, was a standout performer on the latest Women’s World Cup, beginning in all seven of Australia’s video games because the co-host reached the semifinals earlier than ending fourth.
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“I can’t wait to get started and help us achieve something big together,” stated Cooney-Cross, who will be part of fellow Matildas Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord at Arsenal.
Cooney-Cross joined Hammarby from Melbourne Victory in 2022 and made 30 appearances for the membership, serving to it win the Swedish Cup within the 2022-23 season.
She has 39 caps since her debut in June 2021.
“Kyra is one of the best young players in world football and we are delighted to have brought her to Arsenal,” Arsenal coach Jonas Eidevall stated.
“Her passing ability and explosiveness allow her to affect games in a way you rarely see from such a young player.”
The WSL season begins on Oct. 1.