JORDAN NOBBS pledged to give “110 per cent” on the pitch for Aston Villa after bringing the curtain down on her 12-year Arsenal career.
The former Gunner, 30, was speaking after sealing a move to on an 18-month deal for a reported fee of around £30,000 to £35,000.
Jordan Nobbs says she hopes to play in as many games as possible for Aston Villa after joining the WSL side from ArsenalCredit: Getty
Nobbs’ Villa switch follows a 12-year trophy-laden spell with Gunners with whom she won three league title crowns and four FA CupsCredit: PA
The transfer of the WSL star has seen her become the second high-profile England ace to join the club this season since Rachel Daly’s arrival in August.
With this year’s World Cup on the horizon the Lionesses veteran is aiming to see more first-team action having started twice in nine top tier appearances this season.
Nobbs, who made more than 200 appearances for the WSL title chasers, said: “I want to win games here.
“I am a winner, so I will be doing everything possible to provide and help this team to get up the table and get as far as possible.
“I think this next chapter is me playing and being the best version of Jordan Nobbs at Aston Villa and hopefully providing and helping the team.
“You’ve got to have a realistic goal here in terms of where Aston Villa are in the table, but we’re here to get further up that table and also just improve.
“Where you are, you can always improve as a player.
“Hopefully I can learn a lot from this club and be a player that provides and hopefully score some goals.
“I want play lots of games and win as many as possible.”
Nobbs’ Villa move comes after a glittering stint at Arsenal that saw her score 81 times in 270 appearances for the club.
The Sunderland-born player established herself as a firm fan favourite after helping the North London giants win three WSL titles, four FA Cups and five league cup trophies.
Gunners sporting director Edu Gaspar said: “Over the past 12 years, Jordan has written her name into the Arsenal history books and forged a deep connection with our loyal supporters.
“She has been a wonderful servant to Arsenal football club.”
Arsenal head of women’s football Clare Wheatley added: “Jordan embodies what it means to be a Gunner and will go down as a true Arsenal legend.
“We wish her all the very best in this next chapter.
Nobbs is among a number of top-flight stars who will be battling for place in Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses squad before the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in July and August.
The midfield ace, who has 69 senior international caps, had to withdraw from England’s November camp due to a minor injury.
Villa boss Ward, 39, said: “We’re delighted to secure Jordan’s signature.
“We hope this move can help the football club as well as cement her place back in the international set-up.”
“This is a big signing for us and Jordan is one of the country’s most decorated footballers.
“She’s a winner and will bring a wealth of experience that her new teammates will thrive off.”
Aston Villa sealed some astute transfer signings this season including swoops for Rachel Daly and Kenza Dali last AugustCredit: Reuters
Villa, currently seventh in the top-flight, have won four of their first nine WSL games this term.
Results including an impressive 4-3 defeat of Manchester in their season opener.
The club are set to take on Tottenham on January 14 in the first WSL game of this year.
The match may see Nobbs make her first team debut against a Spurs side that could feature their new star striker Bethany England.