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Caroline Weir joins Bristol Academy from Arsenal

Caroline Weir in action for Arsenal Ladies
Image: Caroline Weir has left Arsenal to join Bristol Academy

Bristol Academy have signed Scotland midfielder Caroline Weir from Arsenal Ladies.

Weir, 20, has already represented her country on 18 occasions at senior level, and the move sees her reunited with manager Willie Kirk, who she played under at Hibernian before moving to London in 2013.

She said: "I'm really excited to have joined the club and I'm excited for the second half of the season. Hopefully I can help the team pick up some more points and climb the league table."

Kirk added: “Caroline is a player that I know very well. I gave her a first-team debut at Hibernian when she was 15 and she quickly became a first pick in the team before moving to Arsenal at only 18.

“I have become increasingly frustrated seeing her mostly sit on the bench for two years and as soon as I took the Bristol job, she was my number one target.

"I am really excited to work with her again and I know that over the next two or three years, the WSL will see a top player emerge.

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“She will give us another creative spark in midfield. She can do things with a ball and see things on a park that some players can only dream about. Everyone at Bristol will be raving about her very soon. She is very level headed and will continue to work hard to achieve her ambitions.”

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