Arsenal have announced the signing of Netherlands midfielder Victoria Pelova from Ajax on a permanent deal.
Shortly after announcing the departure of club legend Jordan Nobbs to Aston Villa, Arsenal have been quick to announce a replacement with high pedigree.
The 23-year-old Pelova joined Ajax from ADO Den Haag in 2019 and has made 66 appearances, scoring 11 goals, for the Amsterdam club. Pelova has also won 31 caps for the Netherlands national team and was part of the 2019 World Cup squad who reached the final, losing 2-0 to the USA, as well as playing key role in the team’s run to the quarter-finals of the European Championship in 2022.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website Pelova said, “I’m delighted to have signed for Arsenal.
“I’ve always admired this club and dreamt of following in the footsteps of some of the great Dutch players who have worn the shirt. I can’t wait to get going and start contributing to the team.”
Head coach Jonas Eidevall added, “It’s fantastic news that we’ve signed Victoria. I think she’s one of the most exciting young players in the game and she will bring added dynamism and energy to our midfield. I’m looking forward to working with Victoria and I think our supporters are going to love watching her in an Arsenal shirt.”
The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes. The length of the deal has not yet been disclosed.
Welcome to Arsenal, Victoria!