It has been quite the 18 months for Arsenal Women centre-back Lotte Wubben-Moy. Arriving back at the club in September 2020 after playing college football in the USA, she has cemented herself as one of the Gunners’ most exciting up and coming stars.
Not only is she playing for an Arsenal team who are currently top of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, she is among the ranks of exciting young central defenders. Leah Williamson – still only 24 – has proven indispensable this season, while Anna Patten has made a loan move to Aston Villa to improve her own game.
Wubben-Moy, 23, has particular similarities to Williamson – they are close in age, both have long-standing ties with Arsenal and have similar playing qualities – and credits manager Jonas Eidevall for moulding a team that plays to her strengths as a player.
In an exclusive interview ahead of Saturday’s WSL clash with Manchester United Women, live on Sky Sports, she said: “I’d say Leah is more of an extrovert on the pitch, outwardly shouting and her aggressiveness.
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“But that also feeds into me, if she’s being slightly more aggressive, then I can help to calm her down and it can work vice versa in helping to rile me up. It’s a really good synergy that we’ve got and I feel confident when I play with her so it’s really good.
“We’re both ball-playing centre-backs, we’re both comfortable on the ball and that just enhances even further. You can rely on that person, I can rely on her and she can rely on me. The foundation of a team, the core starts at the back and it sort of breeds from there. It’s cool not only to play with her at Arsenal but also for England.
“Jonas is a very direct manager, he knows what he wants and that’s one of the best ways that you can learn from a manager. It’s a two-way street in terms of myself asking for feedback and for him giving it. That’s definitely the way it’s been these last six months.