Arsenal Defender Laura Wienroither Extends Contract Amidst Euro 2024 and Women’s World Cup Preparations

In a significant boost for Arsenal’s Football Club, defender Laura Wienroither has signed a new contract with the London-based team. The 25-year-old Austria international has been a crucial member of the Gunners’ squad since joining from Hoffenheim in January 2022, making 47 appearances for the club.

Earlier in May 2023, Wienroither suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury during the Women’s Champions League semi-final defeat against Wolfsburg. The setback sidelined her for 11 months, but the defender has now made a successful comeback, featuring in Arsenal’s recent 5-0 Women’s Super League victory over Bristol City.

“It’s such an incredible feeling for me to put pen to paper once again for Arsenal,” expressed Wienroither. “Being back on the pitch with my team-mates is a feeling I can’t describe. I can’t wait for the next season to get started.”

With the 2024-25 Women’s Super League season set to kick off on 21 September, Arsenal’s preparations are well underway. The club has confirmed they will travel to the United States this summer as part of their pre-season schedule, with the team based in Washington from 15-26 August. During this time, they will face off against Washington Spirit and Chelsea in friendly matches.

Arsenal’s Director of Women’s Football, Clare Wheatley, expressed her delight at Wienroither’s contract extension, stating, “Laura is an important part of our squad, and we’ve all been impressed by the way she has worked back from serious injury. We look forward to seeing her back to her best.”

The news of Wienroither’s contract extension comes at a crucial time, as the women’s football calendar is packed with exciting events. The highly anticipated Euro 2024 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup are on the horizon, and Wienroither’s continued presence in the Arsenal lineup will be crucial for both her national team and club aspirations.

Football enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting season ahead, with Wienroither’s new contract solidifying Arsenal’s defensive line as they aim to make their mark in the Women’s Super League, the Champions League, and on the international stage.

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