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Schnaderbeck ‘taking time’ on Arsenal contract decision

PUBLISHED: 12:42 01 April 2020 | UPDATED: 12:42 01 April 2020

Viktoria Schnaderbeck of Arsenal (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Viktoria Schnaderbeck of Arsenal (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Arsenal’s Viktoria Schnaderbeck says she will take her time on signing a new contract with the club.

The Austrian’s deal expires in North London at the end of the season and she told the Austrian Football association: “I’m in a good conversation with the club, but I want to take my time with the decision. But there is a trend, and it is for Arsenal.

“I feel totally comfortable here and know that the club is also satisfied with me.”

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The Austrian captain also heaped praise on club and international team-mate Manuela Zinsberger, who has established herself as Arsenal’s number one, adding: “At the beginning the division was 50-50, but in the end Manu was ahead.

“For her, the start here was absolutely successful, she feels very comfortable. I’ve known her for a very long time and I can tell how well the change has done her both sporting-wise and personally.”

The Arsenal defender missed most of last season due to a knee injury but says she is back feeling her best.

“I am not restricted, can do anything. I’m over the moon! A year ago, the whole thing looked very different,” she said.

Schnaderbeck has been a key figure for Arsenal this campaign, helping them to third in the Super League table and the Continental Cup final as well as the quarter-finals of the Champions League and FA Cup.


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