Lia Walti has signed a new contract with Arsenal Femenino.
Walti joined the Gunners in 2018 and has since made 128 appearances in all competitions.
The Swiss midfielder won the Women’s Super League title in the 2018/19 season and the 2022/23 edition of the FA Women’s League Cup.
“It is a special moment for me to commit my future to Arsenal and I am very happy and excited,” Walti told the club’s official website.
“Arsenal means a lot to me – I felt at home from the moment I joined and over the years I have built such strong ties with this club and the community around it. This is an exciting time for being part of Arsenal and I want to continue creating new memories with this group.”
Arsenal head coach Jonas Eidevall added: “I am delighted that Lia is staying with us at Arsenal. She is one of the best midfielders in world football and brings us a lot in terms of leadership and presence.”
“Lia has played a critical role within this team during my time here and I look forward to continuing to work together to achieve our goals.”
Walti has made over 100 appearances for Switzerland, captaining his country since 2019.
The 30-year-old led her national team at the 2022 European Championships in England and is set to do the same at this summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Head of women’s football Clare Wheatley said: “It’s fantastic news that Lia has signed a new contract with us.
“Lia is an integral part of what we’re building here at Arsenal and I’m sure I speak for everyone at the club and all of our supporters when I say how pleased I am to see her continue to wear the rojiblanca in future.” .”
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