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Arsenal sign Swedish star Blackstenius

Arsenal are delighted to announce the signing of Swedish international forward Stina Blackstenius.

The 25-year-old striker – who will wear the No. 25 shirt at Arsenal – joins following the expiry of her previous deal with Swedish side BK Hacken.

Stina won two Swedish league titles and three Swedish Cups across stints with Hacken and Linkopings FC in her home country, finishing the 2021 season as the top scorer in the domestic league.

At international level, Stina helped Sweden to successive silver medals at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games, and was part of the side that finished third at the 2019 World Cup.

“It feels amazing to be here, I’m so happy to join such a big and great club like Arsenal.” Stina told “I got a really good first impression about this club, they play really good football and I wanted to be a part of that. I feel like I can become a better player in this environment.”

“We’re delighted to have signed Stina,” said head coach Jonas Eidevall. “She is a world-class talent who will add even more quality to our team. Her game is well-suited to the style we are implementing here at Arsenal, and I’m confident that she will take her game to an even higher level here with us.”

“Everyone at the club is thrilled to announce the signing of Stina,” said head of women’s football Clare Wheatley. “She is one of the best forwards in the world and a significant number of clubs were interested in securing her signature this summer, so we are delighted to have made her an Arsenal player. We are all looking forward to seeing her in action soon.”

The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.