Jodie Taylor: Arsenal Women re-sign striker on short-term deal -Dlight News

Arsenal have resigned forward Jodie Taylor

Arsenal Women have re-signed forward Jodie Taylor until the end of the season.

Taylor joined the Gunners following the expiration of his contract with American club San Diego Wave.

The return to the Women’s Super League marks Taylor’s second spell at Arsenal, having scored 10 goals in 17 appearances between 2016-17.

“It feels amazing to be back, like I never left,” said the 36-year-old. “It’s incredible to have this opportunity to return to the club that I love so much.

“There has been a lot of progression here in the last five years and to see how much the club has grown and progressed is incredible. I’m very happy to be here.”

Jodie Taylor (right) previously played for the Gunners between 2016 and 2017
Jodie Taylor (right) previously played for the Gunners between 2016 and 2017

Arsenal have been short of striker options since Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema suffered season-ending knee injuries in December last year.

The north London outfit had two world-record offers for Manchester United striker Alessia Russo, who has only months left on her current contract, rejected in January.

The north London side have scored five fewer goals than their Manchester counterparts this term and six fewer than WSL leaders Chelsea.

Manager Jonas Eidevall added: “We are very pleased to have brought in Jodie to help us between now and the end of the season.

“He has a proven track record of scoring goals and we know his experience will be a great asset to the entire dressing room. We have a lot to strive for this season and Jodie will help us on that journey.”

Taylor also has 51 England caps to his name and won the Golden Boot at Euro 2017 when his five goals helped the Lionesses reach the semi-finals.

He was also part of the 2019 World Cup squad, scoring against Argentina in the group stage of the tournament.

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