England's Leah Williamson signs new Arsenal contract

England captain Leah Williamson has signed a new Arsenal contract, the club announced on Monday, although they did not specify the length of the deal.

"Everyone knows what Arsenal means to me, but I think every time I sign a new contract, I feel that love ignite all over again," Williamson said in a statement.

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"I'm very happy to be staying -- this is a place where I can still continue to grow, develop and be challenged. As a group, we're all very focused on bringing more silverware to this club and I can't wait to get started again when the new season comes around."

Williamson, 27, has made 232 appearances for Arsenal since making her senior debut in 2014.

"Leah is an essential part of our team so we're delighted she has signed a new contract with us," Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall said.

"She brings us so much on and off the pitch - leadership, accountability and commitment. Leah has a special bond with Arsenal and I'm looking forward to continuing to work together to bring more success to this great club."

Williamson made eight starts for Arsenal in the Women's Super League this season as she recovered from a knee injury. Arsenal finished in third place, five points behind champions Chelsea.

"We're creating history together, and we're not done yet," Williamson said in a video released by Arsenal. "It's rare in football that you get the chance to step back and appreciate what you have, 19 years anywhere is a long time, but a home is always a home. That's why I'm so happy to be staying here."