Pauline Peyraud-Magnin of Arsenal women. Tottenham Hotspur Women v Arsenal Women, WSL football match, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, UK - 17 Nov 2019 Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA

Expected departure of Arsenal goalkeeper confirmed

Arsenal have confirmed that French international goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin will leave the club when her contract expires at the end of the month.

The 28-year-old Lyon-born stopper had long been tipped to leave Meadow Park this summer with the player having been linked with clubs both in her homeland and abroad.

Arsenal confirmed Peyraud-Magnin’s expected departure via their official website this afternoon with the player set to officially become a free agent on 30 June.

The Gunners signed the keeper from European champions Lyon in summer 2018 and the player went on to achieve glory in her first season in England as Arsenal lifted the FA Women’s Super League title for the first time in seven years. Peyraud-Magnin kept seven clean sheets in 13 league appearances as Joe Montemurro’s side deservedly ended the 2018/2019 campaign as champions.

This season has seen Peyraud-Magnin largely play the role of understudy to Austrian international goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger. The former Issy, AS Saint-Etienne and Marseille stopper was restricted to just three league appearances while the two players shared the goalkeeping responsibilities in Arsenal’s UEFA Women’s Champions League ties.

Peyraud-Magnin was initially expected to join Bordeaux upon leaving Arsenal this summer, however, it has since been suggested that a move to a club away from her native France could be on the cards.

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