Arsenal forward, Alessia Russo has come out to explain what playing for a new club means to her. She recently had her say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to her, joining a new club will always be tough for any footballer, but she is trying her possible best to make new connections on the pitch and off it.
Russo added that the stadnard of the women league has improved massively, so no team is an underdog anymore.
Her words, “Joining a new club is hard but I am making new friends and new connections on the pitch. When you join a new team — you have got to figure out what each other’s traits and strengths are and how you can make them better and how they make you better. Yes, it takes a little bit of time but you feel it is coming more and more together.
You’ve seen so far in the league that you can’t see anyone as an underdog — the standard has just gone up another level. The girls have been great and so has everyone around the club.”
Arsenal Football Club is an English professional football club based in Holloway, North London. Arsenal compete in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.
The club has won 13 league titles (including one unbeaten title), a record 14 FA Cups, two League Cups, 17 FA Community Shields, the Football League Centenary Trophy, one European Cup Winners’ Cup and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. In terms of trophies won, it is the third-most successful club in English football.
After conducting an overhaul in the club’s operating model to coincide with Wenger’s departure, Spaniard Unai Emery was named as the club’s new head coach on 23 May 2018. He became the club’s first ever ‘head coach’ and second manager from outside the United Kingdom.
In Emery’s first season, Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League and as runner-up in the Europa League. On 29 November 2019, Emery was dismissed as manager and former player and assistant first team coach Freddie Ljungberg was appointed as interim head coach. On 20 December 2019, Arsenal appointed former club captain Mikel Arteta as the new head coach. Arsenal finished the league season in eighth, their lowest finish since 1994–95, but beat Chelsea 2–1 to earn a record-extending 14th FA Cup win. After the season, Arteta’s title was changed from head coach to manager.
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