Arsenal Women have signed 24-year-old American goalkeeper Kaylan Marckese, who was previously at Danish side HB Koge.
She started all eight of HB Koge’s matches in the UEFA Women’s Champions League last season, and won back-to-back domestic titles with the club.
Marckese earlier played for Sky Blue FC (now Gotham FC) and Icelandic side Selfoss, with whom she won the Women’s Super Cup title in 2020.
Marckese told www.arsenal.com: “I don’t think it’s really settled in yet, but it’s like a dream come true. [Arsenal] want me to wear the crest and play on that pitch every day and walk into this facility every day with that badge and to represent the club, and that just raises it to a whole other level of it just being an absolute privilege to be in north London.”
Gunners’ head coach Jonas Eidevall said: “Kaylan is an excellent goalkeeper who will bring real quality to our squad. Her performances over the past two years in Denmark show that she is ready for the challenge of playing in England and we feel that Arsenal is the right place for her to kick on.”