Arsenal women new signing Jill Roord opens up on her playing style and how our Dutchies influenced her decision to join Gunners
- The 22-year-old has been announced as a Gunner.
- Jill says she's technical player able to play both as an offensive and defensive midfielder and contribute to our goal haul as well.
- Roord adds she joined Arsenal to win trophies with the club.
- She asked our Dutchies about the club before taking a decision to join Arsenal.
“What type of player am I? I’m really technical. I can play offensive and also defensive midfield. I’m really technical and like to have the ball at my feet. I can also score a lot, so hopefully I can make some goals too.
“I want to develop myself as a player and I think it’s a good step for me, the next step. I want to play for Arsenal, I want to be important and I want to win trophies with the team. We’re going to play in the Champions League now and I’ve played in it before so I know what it’s like.”
Jill asked her compatriots Dominique Bloodworth, Vivianne Miedema, Danielle van de Donk and Sari van Veenendaal who represent Arsenal about the club before taking a decision to join us.
“I’ve talked to them and I know they’ve all been really happy over here,” she told Arsneal.com. “They also told me that I’m going to like it here and that it’s a good step. It will fit the way I play and the way Arsenal want to play too. I’ve talked to them and it’s my decision because I felt really good about it, but it helps that they’ve said these good words.
“It’s always nice if you go somewhere and there are some familiar faces on and off the pitch. That really helps and I’m really happy that I’m going to play with them over there. I had a chat with the coach and immediately felt really good. He made me feel really positive. The way he wants to play and what he expects of me, it’s exactly what I want to show.
“I had a really good feeling that we were on the same wavelength, so I can’t wait. I knew the club fitted me, the English league fits me. It’s a great league which is only getting better and better, and I just want to be part of it.”