Arsenal Ladies have re-signed England international Lianne Sanderson.
The 26-year-old came through the Gunners’ ranks to win five League titles, four FA Women’s Cups and the UEFA Women’s Cup in her first spell with the club.
Sanderson returns to the Gunners from Boston Breakers in the United States, where she also enjoyed spells with Philadelphia Independence and DC United Women.
She recently turned out for Cypriot outfit Apollon in their UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign.
England caps: 40
England goals: 13
Debut: v Hungary, 11.05.2006
She said: “I’m so pleased to be coming back to the club I call home.
“I’ve got some fantastic memories of playing for Arsenal such as winning the quadruple in 2007 and I hope to be able to continue to create many more great memories.
“I grew up learning the game at Arsenal since the age of eight and I get a real sense of pride every time I pull on the Arsenal shirt.
"I can’t wait to get started in January.”
Arsenal boss Pedro Losa Martinez added: “Lianne is a player of outstanding quality.
“She is quick, strong, a great finisher – she has everything that you could require from a top striker.
“I grew up learning the game at Arsenal and I get a real sense of pride every time I pull on the shirt”
“I know her abilities well from her time in the United States and Spain with Espanyol, and I am confident that she will prove a big asset to the team.”
Sanderson has scored 13 goals in 40 England appearances and she helped the Three Lions qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Canada.
The draw for the Finals will take place in Ottawa on Saturday 6 December.
She has been named in Mark Sampson’s squad for Sunday’s match against Germany at Wembley, a game that is set to break the attendance record for an England Women’s international in this country.