Arsenal Women have announced that Leah Williamson has signed a new contract with the club.
The 24-year-old rose through the youth ranks at the North London club and has since made 179 appearances for the senior team, registering 13 goals across all competitions.
Williamson has helped propel Arsenal Women to one Women’s Super League title, two FA Cups and two League Cups, and the centre-back has labelled the new contract “a dream come true”.
“It was a dream come true the first time that I signed here and the feeling hasn’t changed. I’m as grateful as ever to have the opportunity to do what I do here – at home – and I’m very proud to continue to represent my family playing for Arsenal and to wear the badge,” Williamson told arsenal.com.
Women’s head coach Jonas Eidevall added: “It’s wonderful news that Leah has signed a new deal. As well as being a key player for us right now, she is also an integral part of our plans for the future – a player for us to build Arsenal around and show the young women in our academy what can be achieved through hard work, dedication and passion.
“I know Leah has a special bond with the fans too – it’s so important for the supporters to identify with the players and they certainly have that in Leah.”
Williamson – a 24-cap England international – has only made 10 appearances for Arsenal Women in all competitions this season following a serious hamstring injury sustained in November.