Arsenal Women have confirmed the acquisition of USA international Emily Fox. She comes to the team from North Carolina Courage in the NWSL and will don the No 2 jersey.
This marks Fox’s debut playing for a team beyond the borders of the USA. The duration of her contract remains undisclosed.
The 25-year-old Arsenal will offer defensive support for Arsenal as they continue their pursuit of the Women’s Super League title, primarily playing as a right-back. The opportunity in the squad emerged following Noelle Moritz’s transfer to Aston Villa. Fox is set to compete with players such as Katie McCabe and Steph Catley for a place in the team.
But upon signing her deal, Fox said: “It feels amazing to have signed here. When I think of Arsenal, I think of excellence, I think of a global organisation, I think of family.
“I think of pushing the standards of football and especially in the women’s game. It’s a huge honor to get the opportunity to represent this club and I’m excited to get started and play in front of our supporters.”
Additionally, Fox has become a consistent presence in the USA national team and participated in the 2023 Women’s World Cup. In 2023, she only sat out one of their 18 international matches.
Arsenal manager Jonas Eidevall added: “We’re delighted to bring Emily to Arsenal and I’m sure our supporters will join me in welcoming her to our club.
“Emily has shown impressive development over recent seasons and her strengths in both phases will make her an important addition to our squad. At international level, the experience she’s built up gives her an excellent foundation to make the transition to English football.”