Laura Wienroither joins The Arsenal
Arsenal Women have announced their second January signing as Austrian international Laura Wienroither.
17 January 2022
Wienroither who is 23 years old, joins the Gunners from Frauen-Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim who played Arsenal in the Champions League group stages.
23-year-old defender has 12 caps for her country and is an international teammate of Viki Schnaderbeck and Manuela Zinsberger.
The defender can play as a right-back or as a centre-back ,so brings a versatile nature to the north London club.
The 23-year-old helped Hoffenheim record back-to-back third-place finishes in the German Bundesliga in 2019-20 and 2020-21.
Wienroither is Arsenal's second January signing ,following the capture of striker Stina Blackstenius, who joined as a free agent after leaving Swedish club BK Hacken.
On signing for the club she said ““It’s an incredible feeling for me.
I’m really happy to be here and to have the opportunity and I’m looking forward to being with the team. When I first heard about Arsenal’s interest I couldn’t believe it, and I still can’t believe it!”
Jonas Eidevall went on to explain “It’s excellent news that we have signed Laura.
We’ve been very impressed by her defensive performances this season, both at club and international level and we believe that she can make a big contribution here at Arsenal.”
Head of Women’s football Clare Wheatley said “She is a player that we have been tracking for some time and it’s fantastic that she is now here with us. Despite being only 23, Laura already has significant experience in both the Frauen-Bundesliga and at international level, so we have no doubt that she will make an important contribution to the team.”
She could make her debut for the Gunners on Wednesday in the Continental Cup against Manchester United at Meadow Park.