Lianne Sanderson leaves Arsenal Ladies after eight-month stint

LARNACA, CYPRUS - MARCH 11: England's Lianne Sanderson celebrates after scoring a goal at the Cyprus Cup final match between England and Canada
Image: Lianne Sanderson: Celebrates Cyprus Cup winner against Canada

England forward Lianne Sanderson is set to return to the United States after leaving Arsenal Ladies, Sky sources understand.

Sanderson, who has just returned from the Women’s World Cup, rejoined Arsenal at the end of last year from Boston Breakers after making her debut for the club at the age of 15.

The 27-year-old made six appearances for Arsenal in her second spell, helping Pedro Martinez Losa’s side to second in the league.

Sanderson moved to Chelsea in 2008 after a trophy-laden spell with The Gunners where she won five league titles, four FA Women’s Cups and the UEFA Women’s Cup.

Spells with Philadelphia Independence, Espanyol and DC United followed before she joined Boston Breakers in 2013.

Sanderson scored the winner against Canada in the Cyprus Cup final earlier this year and also won the penalty converted by Fara Williams against Germany, sealing England’s third place finish at the Women’s World Cup in Canada.

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