Arsenal Ladies sign Dutch international Anouk Hoogendijk

PUBLISHED: 16:29 13 January 2014 | UPDATED: 16:29 13 January 2014

Anouk Hoogendijk has joined Arsenal Ladies. Photo courtesy of Ajax/Gerard van Hees

Anouk Hoogendijk has joined Arsenal Ladies. Photo courtesy of Ajax/Gerard van Hees

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Holland international Anouk Hoogendijk is set to become a regular visitor to the Gunners' training grounds in London Colney after she was signed by Arsenal Ladies.

The 28-year-old defender is joining the team from Ajax, where she has played since May 2012, according to an announcement today (Monday).

Anouk is the team’s third addition to the Gunners’ backline this pre-season, following the arrival of England internationals Casey Stoney and Siobhan Chamberlain.

She has 94 caps for Holland.

Arsenal Ladies general manager Vic Akers said: “She’s a top quality defender who has proven herself on the international stage with Holland, in the Eredivisie with Ajax and of course in the Super League with Bristol.

“She further strengthens a defence that has already seen the arrival of Casey and Siobhan ahead of the new season, so we are really pleased.”

Anouk described Arsenal Ladies as “one of the leading women’s clubs in the game”, adding that she was looking forward to meeting her new team mates and preparing for the 2014 season.

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