Breaking! Shock as Arsenal star quits club with immediate effect – Latest Arsenal News

Breaking! Shock as Arsenal star quits club with immediate effect

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14:  Kelly Smith of Arsenal Ladies celebrates after winning the SSE Women's FA Cup Final between Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat - The FA/The FA via Getty Images).  (Photo by Tom Dulat - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Kelly Smith of Arsenal Ladies celebrates after winning the SSE Women's FA Cup Final between Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat - The FA/The FA via Getty Images). (Photo by Tom Dulat - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Reports as this always come as a shock to Arsenal world but to a large extent not many fans are aware with what is going on in other side of Arsenal football club.

We delve into ladies football.

England and Arsenal legend Kelly Smith has announced she has retired from football.

She does so as England’s all-time record scorer, notching 46 goals for the Lionesses over the course of her career.

She played 117 times for England, featured at six major tournaments and represented Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics.

‘It just feels the time is right now,’ she told BBC Sport. ‘I think I’ve had a very good career at both international and club level, I’ve travelled the world and, at the age of 38, the body is telling me it needs to stop.

‘I don’t have any regrets, I’ve loved every minute of it. Every time I put that England shirt on, I felt a lot of emotion playing for my country.

‘The game is in a magnificent place at the moment and it’s good to step away at the right time.’

At club level, Smith led Arsenal to five FA Cup victories, scoring an incredible six goals across those five finals.

Among many individual honours Smith collected after turning professional with American side New Jersey in 1999 was being named the FA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007.

 

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