Done deal: Arsenal sign beasty midfielder – not Torreira

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Arsenal have announced the immense signing of Tabea Kemme even though she is currently sidelined until the end of 2018 with a knee injury.

Arsenal made the announcement on Wednesday, following on from the signing of Lia Walti who played alongside Kemme for five years in Germany and cheap Arsenal tickets are now likely to be snapped up quickly to watch Joe Montemurro’s side line up next season.

Back in May, when Arsenal announced the signing of Viktoria Schnaderbeck, we reported that Arsenal were expected to sign at least another two players from Germany with deals for Kemme and Walti already agreed.

Kemme arrives after 12 years with Turbine Potsdam where she made 140 appearances, winning the UEFA Women’s Champions League and the Frauen-Bundesliga four times in a row between 2009 and 2012.

“On the pitch, she’s a beast,” Walti told Arsenal Player about Kemme. “That’s the word. Physically she’s really, really good and nobody likes to play against her.

“In a one against one, she has the ball or she has the other player with a foul, she’s a really physical player who’s always fighting until the end. She never gives up and that’s what her strength is.

“Off the pitch, she is a calm person who is calm, who listens first and talks later. She’s a person who always stays positive. Even now, when she’s had a big injury, she always stays positive every day and I think that’s why she always reaches her goals, because she always stays calm and positive in every situation in life.

“I also know Lisa and she told me about the training, the area and how perfect it is, about the team and that she thought I was a good player to come here, that she hoped I would join. She said they had a really good coach, a new coach, and was just saying positive things so that I would take the decision to come here.


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