Arsenal have completed the signing of Bayern Munich and Denmark defender Simone Boye Sorensen, making the experienced 29-year-old their third new arrival this summer as they prepare to return to the Women’s Champions League this season.
Boye has experience at the elite level in the Champions League from her time with Bayern, Rosengard and Brondby, while she also played for Denmark in the final of the European Championship 2017.
The midfielder previously played under the new Arsenal manager Jonas Eidevall at Rosengard.
“It feels really good to be here. I needed a fresh start and I am grateful that Arsenal reached out to me. I’m very happy to get started. It’s been a while now so I’m looking forward to it, Boye told his new club’s official website.
Eidevall commented: “Simone is an experienced defender who gives the team a strong attitude and mentality on and off the field. I am sure she will fit well in the squad and we look forward to working with her. ”
Arsenal have already signed strikers Mana Iwabuchi and Nikita Parris from Aston Villa and Lyon respectively since the end of last season, providing tremendous quality and experience ahead of them.
Both players are currently involved in the Olympics in Japan. Iwabuchi scored for Japan on match day one to save a point with a late equalizer against Canada, while Parris came off the bench for Britain in their 2-0 win over Chile and played a role in the second goal.
Team GB forward Nikita Parris has also joined Arsenal this summer / Karl Bridgeman / Getty Images
Influential midfielders Danielle van de Donk and Jill Roord both have Arsenal this summer. The former has connected with Lyon, while the latter has moved to Germany to join Wolfsburg.
Leonie Maier has moved on to an ambitious Everton and the talented teenager Ruby Mace has been poached by rivals Manchester City.
For more from Jamie Spencer, follow him on Twitter and Facebook!