Dublin's Katie McCabe signs long-term contract at Arsenal

Dublin's Katie McCabe signs long-term contract at Arsenal

ARSENAL HAVE tied down their star player.

Katie McCabe has signed a long-term contract at Arsenal, it has been confirmed.

The Republic of Ireland captain has made 113 appearances since joining the club from Shelbourne in December of 2015.

Since Katie’s arrival, she has won the Women’s FA Cup, FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup and Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

The 25-year-old winger has established herself as a core member of a strong Arsenal squad, notching 12 assists and 4 goals in just 24 games this season.

Speaking after the new contract news was announced, McCabe said: "I love this club and I feel like we’re in a really good place and that we’re ready to push on. I’m delighted it got done and now I’m ready to kick on and help this club win more trophies.

"It’s been amazing ever since I joined the club. There’s been ups and downs along the way, but I feel like I’m in a really good place with the team that we’ve got, the players we’ve got and all the staff behind the scenes. I’m really happy to commit my future."

Manger Joe Montemurro described her as "one of the highlights of the last three or four years" at Arsenal.

McCabe, who originally hails from Tallaght in Dublin, recently said that she has "so much more to give" Ireland after earning her 50th cap for her country.