Rafaelle Souza to leave Arsenal at the end of the season ahead of potential Orlando Pride move

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  • Rafaelle joined Arsenal in 2022
  • Will leave Gunners this summer
  • Set for return to United States

WHAT HAPPENED? The Brazil captain will leave the Gunners after 18 months in north London, the club have confirmed.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The 31-year-old has been an important player since she joined the English club in January 2022. Rafaelle has made 22 appearances in all competitions this term, helping Arsenal to third place in the Women's Super League and the semi-finals of the Champions League.

AND WHAT'S MORE: The former Houston Dash player is expected to return to United States to join another NWSL side, the Orlando Pride.


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WHAT NEXT FOR RAFAELLE? Before she makes her departure, Rafaelle will finish off the season with Arsenal when they take on Aston Villa on Saturday.