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Arsenal defender Lotte Wubben-Moy targeting success on and off the pitch after signing new deal

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Arsenal defender Lotte Wubben-Moy looking to make impact on and off the pitch after signing new contract

  • Lotte Wubben-Moy has put pen to paper on a new Arsenal contract
  • The lifelong fan returned for a second spell with the Gunners in 2020
  • The 23-year-old has since managed to break into the England squad

Arsenal defender Lotte Wubben-Moy is targeting success on and off the pitch after signing a new contract with the club.

The lifelong Gunners fan rose through the clubs’ academy before leaving at the age of 16 to play College football with North Carolina Tar Heels in America. But the defender returned in 2020 and has since become a key member of Jonas Eidevall’s squad.

The length of the contract has not been disclosed, but the 23-year-old says the deal signifies her commitment to the club.

Lotte Wubben-Moy signs a new contract with Arsenal prior to Friday's training session

Lotte Wubben-Moy signs a new contract with Arsenal prior to Friday’s training session 

‘It’s an extremely important show of respect and appreciation. It’s commitment from not only the club to myself but myself to the club.

‘I’ve been watching Arsenal all my life but this seems like the next stage in terms of it’s my job and I want to use my skill, my experience and use that to achieve on the highest level.’

The defender’s contract will also see her work closely with Arsenal in the Community to help inspire the next generation. Wubben-Moy has designed her own programme that will use football to help young women and girls build self-confidence, develop communication skills and try new activities.

‘I exist in the same community as Arsenal. I come from east London, that’s very much where Arsenal is present. Hackney and Camden, Islington, these are the communities the club serve.

Wubben-Moy is targeting success on and off the pitch after committing her future

Wubben-Moy is targeting success on and off the pitch after committing her future 

‘I went to sixth form in Stoke Newington and almost every single person in that school was an Arsenal supporter. Arsenal in the Community we’re active at that school, I remember cutting the ribbon for the pitch that was opened there.

‘I have built a programme which is inspired by my outlook on life which is appreciating the little things. The programme, which will run in collaboration with Arsenal in the Community, is built upon giving back to my community.

‘It will be active in Camden, Hackney, Islington, and it will serve young girls and young women throughout the duration of my contract. I’ll be part of it, giving my time and energy to give back to these kids. It will focus on my ambitions, reading, art, the environment and using football as the glue to glue that all together. That’s a side note of my contract which is really important to me.’

Arsenal’s defeat against Chelsea in the semi-final of the FA Cup last weekend means the Gunners are facing a third season without a trophy. They are still in the running for the Women’s Super League title, but are one point behind Chelsea with four games to play. But Wubben-Moy believes Arsenal are in a great place to come back stronger for next season.

‘The past few days we’ve reviewed the game, I guess the overall feeling is disappointment. We set out the season being able to compete in every single competition, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Champions League and the league.

‘Right now we’re looking at having three weeks left of the season and having only the league to play for, obviously that’s gutting. We want to be winning, we want to be competing at the top level and that is the vision of the club. We know it’s something that we have to learn from.

‘We’re still in the running for the league. Albeit we might end this season with nothing, we have to acknowledge the building and the growth that we have done as players. That can’t be underestimated. We’ll be going into next season even more hungry but we still have games to play for right now.

‘We’re a talented team and we are not even near the capacity that we could be at. Watch this space, we’ll be building to compete and to continue to compete and to continue to win.’

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