Dominique Janssen has signed a new deal at Arsenal Ladies which will keep her in North London for an undisclosed amount of time.
The young defensive minded midfielder has been a regular starter for Pedro Martinez Losa since her arrival last July and impressed throughout the second half of last season.
Having started three of Arsenal’s four games this year (as well as a cameo appearance off of the bench), Janssen has already opened her account for the season, breaking the deadlock against Reading in the opening game of the season last month. But her goals are far from a collector’s item, having found the back of the net twice last year too, first against Millwall Lionesses in a Continental Cup group game and then just six days later away to Liverpool.
Janssen is normally deployed in midfield to help shield the back line, although Losa is no stranger to pushing her into the back-four, knowing he can rely on her defensive knowledge.
Speaking of the new deal, Losa told Arsenal's official website: “We are pleased that Dominique has chosen to extend her time with us. She is a very versatile player with a great attitude.”
From Red to Orange
Out of red and in a familiar orange, Janssen is racking up the caps for her country too; having worked her way up the youth teams for the Netherlands and has been a fixture in the senior squad since the 2014 Cyprus Cup. Janssen also played a key part in the Netherlands winning the UEFA Women’s U19 Championship for the first time, also in 2014, when she featured in all five of the matches played by the Oranje.
The news of her contact extension comes two days after her compatriot, Sari van Veenendaal, chose to extend her time with the Gunners. As well as the Spanish part of the team, there looks to be a strong Oranje influence in red for the foreseeable future as Losa continues to build his squad on solid foundations.