Arsenal Women close to signing US World Cup winner Tobin Heath

Arsenal are close to signing Tobin Heath after the USA international left Manchester United at the end of her one-year deal. The 33-year-old forward is in line to become the club’s fifth recruit of a summer during which they have already strengthened their attack by bringing in Mana Iwabuchi and Nikita Parris.

Heath, who has 177 caps and has twice won the World Cup, joined United with her compatriot Christen Press as USA players sought regular football in the pandemic-affected year running up to the Tokyo Olympics. Heath left the club after scoring four goals in 11 appearances before her season was ended by injury in January. She recovered to play in Japan.

Heath is an Arsenal fan and is regarded by Jonas Eidevall as a player who can help to ensure the club are serious Women’s Super League title challengers in his first season as manager. Arsenal are well placed to reach the Champions League group stage after 승리 3-0 at home to Slavia Prague in the first leg of their qualifier.

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