Tabea Kemme has announced her retirement from football.
The German international has had injury problems over the past couple of seasons and has been forced to hang her boots up.
Kemme joined the Gunners from Turbine Potsdam in July 2018 and went on to make 3 appearances her final one coming in the Emirates Cup match against Bayern Munich in July where she only lasted 45 minutes due to injury.
During her time at Turbine Potsdam, Tabea made 145 appearances and won the UEFA Women’s Champions League and the Frauen-Bundesliga.
She also has 47 caps for Germany with six international goals to her name. Kemme won an Olympic gold medal with Germany in the Rio 2016 Games and the 2010 World Cup.
She was a fans favourite with the Arsenal faithful but unfortunately due her injury problems she never got to show the best of herself to the people who loved watching so her much.
Arsenal.com broke the news of Tuesday afternoon and said “Tabea has been a valued teammate and was an important influence behind the scenes throughout our Barclays Women’s Super League title-winning season”.
However she does have a professional career in the police force and will be moving onto that.
Kemme wrote on her Instagram page “A decision made with tears but also joy. After 14 years of competitive sport, which was very formative for me, a prolonged knee injury means I’m unable to continue playing top-level football. This chapter has now ended. Now there are exciting times ahead for me. My new chapter has already begun thanks to everyone for this wonderful chapter! I will continue to move forward and complete my book”.
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