Rush Green Stadium. WSL West Ham United Women v Manchester City Women West Ham United Women v Manchester City Women WSL Football Match, Rush Green Stadium, London, UK - 13 Jan 2019 Photo: Alan Walter for The FA

West Ham United complete the signing of Australian international keeper

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Australian international goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold according to reports on The Hammers’ official website.

The 26-year-old, who originates from Gold Coast, Queensland, becomes West Ham United boss Matt Beard’s first signing of the summer transfer window.

Arnold moves to Rush Green with plenty of experience under her belt from playing in the well-respected Australian W-League. She has also spent time playing overseas in Norway and in the United States where she tested herself in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Arnold has been crowned the W-League Goalkeeper of the Year on no less than three separate occasions.

The keeper also brings plenty of international experience with her to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League. Arnold has been capped by The Matildas at senior level on 24 occasions while she has won three tournaments with her nation including the Cup of Nations in 2019.

West Ham United boss Beard was always expected to recruit a new goalkeeper for his squad this summer. Former keeper Anna Moorhouse recently left the club and has since joined French side Bordeaux. New signing Arnold will challenge fellow goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan for the number one jersey at Rush Green this season.

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