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Arsenal Sign Bouhaddi

We are delighted to confirm the signing of French goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi on a short-term deal.

Sarah joins us as a free agent, having spent the 2022/23 season at Paris Saint-Germain.

Sarah began her senior career with Clairefontaine in 2002, moving to Toulouse and then Juvisy before joining Olympique Lyonnais in 2009.

She enjoyed great success over the course of a 13-year spell with Lyon, helping the French side to win 11 league titles, eight French Cups and eight UEFA Women’s Champions Leagues, most recently in 2022.

At international level, Sarah has collected 149 caps for France and notably won the SheBelieves Cup in 2017.

Sarah has been recognised as the best goalkeeper in the world on four occasions by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, while she was also named UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season in 2019/20 and the FIFA Best Women’s Goalkeeper in 2020.

Sarah will wear the No.86 jersey here at Arsenal.

“I’m delighted to be joining Arsenal and to become part of this great club,” said Sarah. “Arsenal has so much history across both the men’s and women’s teams and I’ve always admired the club. 

"I’m excited to get the opportunity to play in a league that is going from strength to strength and I want to bring my experience to help the rest of the squad. I can’t wait to get started.”

Head coach Jonas Eidevall said: “We’re really pleased to bring Sarah to Arsenal to help us over the coming weeks. There aren’t many goalkeepers in world football with the breadth of experience and knowledge that Sarah has, so we’re delighted to bring her in to supplement our goalkeeping options.”

Director of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “Sarah is a vastly experienced international goalkeeper and we are very pleased that she was available to join us on this short-term deal. 

"She has a proven track record at the highest level of the game and we believe she is the perfect player to come in for this period.”

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