Arsenal women’s captain Kim Little has signed a new contract to remain at the Women’s Super League (WSL) club beyond this season. The midfielder, who is currently out injured, has played more than 290 games for the Gunners, scoring an impressive 164 goals in that time.
Little has been with Arsenal for 2 separate spells, joining the club for her first stint in 2008. During her time at Arsenal, she has won 5 league titles, 3 FA Cups and 5 League Cups. Her contribution to the Gunners has even been recognized with an MBE for services to football in the 2023 New Year Honours list!
In a statement, the 32-year-old expressed her delight at signing a new contract, saying: “Arsenal has been such an important part of my life and over time this club has become my home. It continues to be a privilege to represent Arsenal and I’m still so motivated to move this club forward and to be a part of its success.”
Head coach Jonas Eidevall also expressed his delight at the news, describing Little as a “world-class player and an exemplary professional.” He added, “her contribution here over many years has been outstanding and we are so pleased that she will continue to represent Arsenal for years to come.”
Kim Little and The Arsenal
The story continues ✍️
— Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC) April 18, 2023
Despite currently being out with a hamstring injury and missing the rest of the season, Little’s signing is a significant boost for the Gunners, who are currently 3rd in the WSL – just 3 points behind league leaders Manchester United. The 2 sides are set to meet one another tomorrow evening at Leigh Sports Village, providing Arsenal a chance to go level with the Red Devils with a game in hand.
Despite Little being out for this high-profile matchup, she will be firmly seated on the sidelines egging her team mates on to get the job done as the WSL title race heats up!