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Arsenal sign Canadian forward Lacasse from Benfica

The signing is the second announced by the club in this this summer transfer window.

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Arsenal Women have confirmed the signing of Canadian forward Cloe Lacasse.

Lacasse has spent the past four seasons in Portugal with Benfica and joins Arsenal Women with some amazing credentials to her name. Lacasse scored 102 goals in 131 games to help the Benfica Women to three Portuguese league titles, three Portuguese League Cups and two Portuguese Super Cups. She was the league’s top scorer in the 2019/20 season and was named the league’s Player of the Year at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

Lacasse has also been named in the Canada squad for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Speaking to the official Arsenal website, Lacasse said, “I’m super excited and enthusiastic to get started here.

“I feel ready mentally and physically to be able to contribute here and win titles and I feel that this club has everything it takes to compete for the highest honours. I want to go to the next level and score goals here for Arsenal.”

Head Coach Jonas Eidevall said: “I’m really pleased that we have signed Cloe to strengthen our forward line here at Arsenal.

“Cloe is a proven goalscorer and has shown her quality over a number of seasons in two European leagues as well as the Champions League. She will add a different dimension to our attacking game and I’m looking forward to working with her.”

Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “Cloe is a player we have been monitoring for some time so we’re delighted to have completed this signing.

“Cloe’s record is very impressive and we believe she has the right qualities to slot straight into our playing style here at Arsenal. I’m sure our supporters will be excited to see Cloe in the red and white.”

Lacasse follows the recent arrival of Sweden defender Amanda Ilestedt through the doors at Arsenal Women as the team look to get their recruits in early in the window.

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