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Frida Maanum Signs New Contract
- Updated: June 2, 2023
Frida joined us in July 2021 from Linkopings FC in Sweden and has since made 78 appearances for us, scoring 20 goals.
Frida made 40 appearances in her debut season with Arsenal, including 24 starts and 16 substitute appearances, with the Norwegian midfielder scoring four goals and providing two assists.
Now 23, Frida enjoyed a stellar second campaign in N5, starting 32 of the 38 matches she featured in for us and generating a return of 16 goals and nine assists – a team high for goal involvements in the 2022/23 season.
In recognition of her impressive season, Frida was nominated for the PFA and Barclays WSL Player of the Season awards and was chosen by the Arsenal Women Supporters’ Club as their outstanding performer for the campaign. She was also voted by our supporters as the Arsenal Player of the Month in both October and January.
At international level, Frida represented Norway at the UEFA European Championships in 2017 and 2022, as well as the FIFA World Cup in 2019.
“It feels great – I love Arsenal and I’m looking forward to continuing my time here,” said Frida. “This is a place where I can develop and learn from the players around me and take steps both on and off the pitch.
“We’ve had some really special moments this season and the connection with our supporters has been fantastic, so I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.”
Head Coach Jonas Eidevall added: “Frida has been one of the outstanding performers in world football this season and we’re delighted that she has agreed a new deal with us. Since joining us two seasons ago, Frida has developed into a wonderful player and has contributed an impressive number of goals and assists this year.
“I believe there is a very high ceiling for what Frida can achieve in the game and I’m so pleased she will continue to wear Arsenal colours moving forward.”
Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “Everyone at Arsenal is delighted that Frida has signed a new contract here with the club. At 23, Frida is already one of the most exciting players in the game and we look forward to watching her continue to excel in red and white for years to come.”