Arsenal’s Centre of Excellence produced another impressive talent, in the form of Teyah Goldie. The London-born defender originally joined the youth academy at the age of six in 2011, in which her hard work was rewarded with a first-team debut from the bench in April 2021.
Not only was this day exciting for the club, due to the 10-0 FA Cup victory over Gillingham, but it also provided Goldie with a glimpse of what could be!
Football can be cruel. The injuries can shatter confidence and stunt growth, something the Arsenal squad is all too familiar with this season, but for Teyah she is in her comeback moment.
After transferring to Watford on loan last season, where she moved away from her normal defensive position into a midfield role, she experienced a brutal ACL injury in March.
Her road to recovery hasn’t been easy, which is something that many who have experienced a career-threatening injury would agree with, but in May she helped Arsenal in a 4-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
For the younger Gunners, the injury crisis has invited more game time and experience on the pitch, which can be taken into next season for Goldie.
Club football isn’t the only driving force in the 18-year-old’s career, as she currently represents England in their U19 squad.
With many new ventures on the horizon for Teyah Goldie, how will she do next season?