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We are delighted to announce that Australia international Lydia Williams has joined us from Melbourne City FC.
The 32-year-old goalkeeper started her career at Canberra United FC in 2008, making 48 appearances for the club in her first spell.
Lydia has since gone on to play for seven clubs across the world, from the NWSL in North America, to the Damallsvenskan in Sweden, making a further 147 appearances.
As the Matildas’ No 1, Lydia has made 88 international appearances and will now join up with compatriots Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord in north London.
“To be given an opportunity to come over and play with some of the best players in the world is really exciting,” Williams told Arsenal.com.
“I remember watching Arsenal as a young kid, so It’s amazing to be a part of this team. I can’t wait to meet all of my teammates.”
“This is another really important signing for us,” said head coach Joe Montemurro.
“With the wealth of experience that Lydia brings, she can help the younger players that we’ve got, but more importantly she’s a big game player that will be solid and really contribute to the group.”