Lia Walti has signed a new contract with Arsenal Women.
Walti joined the Gunners in 2018 and has since made 128 appearances in all competitions.
The Swiss midfielder won the Women’s Super League title in the 2018/19 season and the 2022/23 edition of the FA Women’s League Cup.
“It’s a special time for me to commit my future to Arsenal and I’m very happy and excited,” Walti told the club’s official website.
“Arsenal mean so much to me – I felt at home from the moment I arrived and over the years I have built such strong bonds with this club and the community around it. It’s an exciting time to do part of Arsenal and I want to continue making new memories with this group.”
Arsenal head coach Jonas Eidevall added: “I am delighted that Lia is staying with us at Arsenal. She is one of the best midfielders in world football and brings us so much in terms of leadership and presence.
“Lia has been central to this team during my time here and I look forward to continuing to work together to achieve our goals.”
Walti has made over 100 appearances for Switzerland, captaining his country since 2019.
The 30-year-old led her national side to the 2022 European Championship in England and is set to do the same at this summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “It’s great news that Lia has signed a new contract with us.
“Lia is an integral part of what we are building here at Arsenal and I’m sure I speak for everyone at the club and all of our supporters when I say how happy I am that she continues to wear red. and white in the future.”
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