Katie McCabe and Louise Quinn have signed new contracts with Arsenal.

The Republic of Ireland internationals an important part of Joe Montemurro’s squad and will be lifted by the news after disappointment of missing out on the World Cup this week.

Both players have won the Continental Cup with the club so far, while McCabe also secured the FA Cup and a second Continental Cup medal having joined in 2015 from Shelbourne.

Quinn said: "It’s brilliant for me.

"I think it’s been a real up and down season but towards the end we’ve really picked it up. Even just on personal performances as well, I feel like I’ve got to a certain level that I want to get to for the team and the club. To be able to sign a new contract again is brilliant for me. 

"It’s a great club with great facilities, a great manager, team-mates and training with world-class players every day. I think for me, the quality of training has been so good that it’s just improved me as a player and it’s challenged me. 

"I have to find different parts of me that, as a player, I haven’t come across. I think Arsenal has really brought that out in me. Dribbling with the ball more, wanting the ball more… it’s about always improving. 

"I honestly didn’t think that it would go this well. Getting to the FA Cup final was something that I wasn’t even sure was in my sights. It seemed so far away but then when you join a club like Arsenal, it definitely gets there.

"To be able to lift a trophy with the Continental Cup as well, that’s massive and something I’ll definitely remember for a long time."

Montemurro said: "Katie and Louise are both very talented players.

"They both bring so much to our squad. Louise is a strong, talented and committed defender and Katie is a technical and intelligent player.

"We are delighted that they have chosen to sign new contracts with us."