Kelly Smith: Arsenal Ladies captain signs contract extension

Smith's free kick gives Arsenal the lead in last season's FA Cup final

Arsenal Ladies captain and assistant coach Kelly Smith has signed a new deal with the Women's Super League club.

The details of the striker's contract length have not been announced.

Now in her third spell with Arsenal, she opened the scoring in the FA Cup final win against Everton last year.

But the 36-year-old will now return for at least one more term with the Gunners, as they look to improve on last year's fourth-placed Women's Super League finish.

England's record goalscorer announced she was retiring from international duty earlier this month, after scoring 46 goals in 117 appearances.

She has also featured in the top five of the Fifa Women's World Player of the Year rankings four times in her career.

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