Scotland international Chloe Arthur signs for Blues Women

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Birmingham City have signed Scottish midfielder Chloe Arthur on a two-year deal from Bristol City.

She is manager Marc Skinner’s second signing of the summer as he looks to build on last season’s fifth-place finish.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Arthur speaking to Blues TV.

“I needed a new challenge and having played against Birmingham I know they have a really good team and they’re a tough team to play against.

“They’re a possession-based team and it suits my game. It’s the type of team I need to be involved in to develop as a player.

“I spoke to Marc and he explained that he’s always looking to improve the team and that nobody can take their place for granted.

“I’ve got to fight for my place and then as a team we have to prove to everyone that we’re here to fight for silverware.”

Arthur has six caps for the senior Scotland side so far, having also played for the U17s and U19s.

Her last appearance for Scotland was back in October, in a 5-0 win over Albania.

She will be hoping the move puts her closer to nailing down a starting place in Shelley Kerr’s Scotland team.

The 23-year-old began her career in Celtic’s youth academy before moving to fellow Scottish side Hibernian.

Her time at Hibs closely resembles the fortunes of the Blues in the Women’s Super League era.

She made the Scottish Cup Final in 2015, eventually losing out to Glasgow City.

Hibernian also came close to winning the Scottish Premier League, which would have been their first title win in eight years, missing out again to Glasgow City.

Her time in Scotland did not go unnoticed and she joined Bristol City in 2016.

She made 28 appearances for the club, scoring five goals from midfield.

Arthur will return to Scotland this weekend as Blues take on her former nemesis Glasgow City.

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