Arsenal have signed Matildas midfielder Kyra Cooney-Cross from Swedish club Hammarby, the Women’s Super League (WSL) side said on Friday.
The 21-year-old, who has signed a two-year deal, was a standout performer at the recent Women’s World Cup, starting all seven of Australia’s games as the co-hosts reached the semi-finals before finishing fourth.
“I can’t wait to get started and help us achieve something big together,” said Cooney-Cross, who will join fellow Matildas Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord at Arsenal.
Cooney-Cross joined Hammarby from Melbourne Victory in 2022 and made 30 appearances for the club, helping them win the Swedish Cup in the 2022-23 season.
She has 39 caps since her debut in June 2021.
“Kyra is one of the best young players in world football and we are delighted to have brought her to Arsenal,” Arsenal coach Jonas Eidevall said.
“Her passing ability and explosiveness allow her to affect games in a way you rarely see from such a young player.”
The WSL season begins on Oct. 1.