Aulanews.id – After four and a half seasons at the club, Manuela Zinsberger has decided to extend her stay in north London by signing a new deal.
“I couldn’t wish for a better day to let people know that I’ve officially signed a new contract. It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Zinsberger, after putting pen to paper.
There were a host of reasons that influenced our Austrian goalkeeper’s decision to stay, including her teammates and the incredible support in the stands, week in and week out.
“The team itself, but also the crowd. How the Arsenal family has been growing since I’ve been here, it’s amazing. How we’re selling out stadiums consistently just makes me proud being on the pitch, turning around to see every Arsenal supporter behind my back and the passion about it.
“There’s also the potential in myself to even do better each season but also learn as a person. I can give you many more reasons but I think that’s a good summary!”
Our number one is renowned for playing with her heart on her sleeve and walking down the tunnel at Emirates Stadium in front of over 50,000 people has only fuelled that passion and love for the club.
“Stepping on the pitch, feeling the crowd cheering us on. It just gives me goosebumps. I can’t describe that feeling. Especially when we score a goal, turning around, cheering them up and they cheer me up. I cheer them up, whatever. It’s just like seeing the passion in the supporters as well is unbelievable. I love a sold-out Emirates Stadium.”
“For me, it means everything. Having the possibility to live my dream as a pro footballer is unbelievable and that’s what you see on the pitch. You see my passion, you see my hard work and you see my loyalty to the club as well and especially to the team. For me, team comes first and then everyone else. I can’t describe that feeling.