Arsenal sign Sweden international Lina Hurtig from Juventus

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Arsenal have signed the striker Lina Hurtig from Juventus. The 26-year-old, who played for Sweden in Euro 2022, becomes the second summer signing for the Gunners after joining on a permanent deal.

She told the club’s website: “It feels so great – I’m very happy to be here. I’ve always, always wanted to play in England, and I’ve always been interested in English football, so it’s super exciting for me to be here.

“I know Arsenal are a great club, with great players and lots of quality, so I think I will enjoy it here.”

Jonas Eidevall, Arsenal’s head coach, said of his compatriot: “Lina is an excellent forward who will bring power and dynamism to our game. She has shone in the Champions League and international tournaments and we are delighted that she will be lining up for Arsenal moving forward.”

Hurtig joins the American goalkeeper Kaylan Marckese in signing for the club this summer.