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Ireland defender pledges future to Arsenal and re-signs with league champions

Wicklow native Louise Quinn has rounded off an excellent season with a new deal.

Re-signed: Arsenal and Ireland defender Louise Quinn.
Re-signed: Arsenal and Ireland defender Louise Quinn.
Image: Arsenal.com.

AFTER A STELLAR season at Arsenal, Ireland defender Louise Quinn has signed a new deal with the 2019 Women’s Super League [WSL] champions.

The Gunners lifted the crown on Saturday to end their title drought, becoming English top-flight winners for the first time since 2012.

Wicklow native Quinn and her Ireland team-mate Katie McCabe were instrumental throughout the season, and have both been rewarded for their outstanding efforts of late. 

28-year-old Quinn joined the club in May 2017, making 59 appearances since then and helping Joe Montemurro’s side to 2017 FA WSL Continental Cup glory, the 2018 Women’s FA Cup final and the 2019 League Cup final.

After spending some time with Swedish outfit Eskilstuna United, Quinn first linked up with Arsenal when her new club Notts County folded.

She’s flourished into a key defender since and last agreed new terms in June 2018 alongside McCabe. The latter, who’s Ireland’s youngest-ever captain, signed a long-term contract with the club in March.

louise Quinn and McCabe re-signing last June. Source: Arsenal.com.

But today is all about Quinn.

“We are very happy that Louise has signed a new contract with us,” Montemurro said.

“She has been an important part of our strong defence this season. The commitment and attitude that she transmits is very important within a strong defence.”

And the player herself added: “It’s absolutely huge for me.

“Definitely number one is looking for that league title and putting those performances in on the pitch. Then to get a contract after is brilliant.”

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