Highly-rated Mexican Under-20 international midfielder Silvana Flores has announced that she is leaving Arsenal.
The player failed to feature for The Gunners’ senior side during her time with the North London club but she was heavily involved within their youth set up.
With Flores keen to test herself at senior level, the player took to her Instagram account yesterday to confirm that she is leaving Meadow Park.
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I love this picture so much. I am so grateful I got the opportunity to learn from these world-class players. I can’t express how much it means to have been a part of such a special club. Sadly, I am saying goodbye as I will be continuing my journey elsewhere. I will always have a place in my heart for Arsenal, and I am thankful for all the opportunities it has brought me. I wish the best to all Gunners, it was a pleasure to play with you, I learned so much each and every day.❤️
The Canadian-born youngster grew up with football running through her blood. Her father Ruben Flores was a former Mexican professional football player while her sister Tatiana also represented Mexico at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The sisters both featured in the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 as Mexico made a superb run all the way to the final before being defeated by Spain.
The youngster has featured in the Arsenal senior squad on many occasions but has yet to make her senior debut. She did feature in the pre-season Emirates Cup tournament match against Bayern Munich, although she was only given eight minutes of game time.
It is understood that Flores has agreed to join Arsenal’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League rivals Chelsea, although the move is yet to be confirmed by The Blues.