Fifteen Gunners traveled from North London to Australia and New Zealand this summer to represent their respective nations.
No matter how far each player team progressed, let’s take a look at three key Gunners:
The lionesses reached the final for the first ever time, and Russo’s attacking qualities contributed to their success.
After last year’s European success, all eyes and consequently pressure was on key lionesses this summer, with Alessia Russo as a main focus.
The recently signed Gunner didn’t crumble on football’s World Stage but thrived. An impressive 3 goals in 7 starts as the striker is likely to have given Arsenal’s new star the confidence to enter the new 2023/24 Women’s Super League campaign on a high.
The Republic of Ireland’s World Cup journey may have been cut short, but Captain McCabe proved that they were not just there to make up the numbers.
Not only did Katie McCabe lead Ireland to their first-ever World Cup, but she set more records on the pitch too. Her corner kick travelled into the top net during the group stage, which made her the first Irish (man or woman) to score at a World Cup. The leadership seen towards the end of the WSL season, when the Gunners struggled during the injury crisis, was prominent throughout this summer, something that can continue into next season.
Last but certainly not least on the list is Arsenal’s latest signing; Amanda Ilestedt. The Swedish defender proved to be a great player both to score goals (4) and to protect the net.
Throughout the competition, Ilestedt’s astonishing ability was spoken about frequently, so Jonas Eideval must be chuffed to have signed such a crucial and skilful player before the world was amazed. As well as this, she slots perfectly into an injury-struggling defence in North London, so set to be a great addition to the club!
Although only 3 players have been mentioned, the likes of Steph Catley, Caitlin Food and other Gunners have made history this summer too. What a great World Cup this has been to showcase the talent and superiority of the players from Arsenal