Arsenal’s Katie McCabe has signed a new long-term contract with the club. McCabe, who has been the primary left back during the past two seasons, has been a huge contributor this season, with four goals and twelve assists in all competitions.
We’ve got McCabe, @Katie_McCabe11...— Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC) May 4, 2021
And now she’s here to stay! ❤️
While McCabe, whose contract was due to expire at the end of the season, has been at left back for much of the past two campaigns, she spent the 2018-19 title winning campaign playing both at left back and further up the pitch, scoring five goals and adding eight assists, underscoring her versatility and quality.
Having been out on loan shortly before the arrival of Joe Montemurro, the outgoing head coach has been overseen McCabe’s development into one of Arsenal’s key players. Speaking to Arsenal.com, Montemurro said: “Katie McCabe is probably one of the highlights of the last three or four years here. It’s been a project which has been an exciting one. She’s been thrown every challenge from the day we brought her back on loan and she’s developed into a world-class, left-sided player.” Montemurro also spoke to McCabe’s versatility, saying, “The exciting thing for me is that she’s not just locked in as a full back. She can play centrally, out side or in three or four different positions. She personifies the modern footballer.”
As for McCabe, extending her stay is something has thrilled the Ireland captain: “I’m absolutely delighted. I love this club and I feel like we’re in a really good place and that we’re ready to push on now. I’m delighted it got done and now I’m ready to kick on and help this club win more trophies.”