Tobin Heath is ready to play for Arsenal. (

U.S. women’s national team standout Tobin Heath is close to signing with Arsenal, according to reports emanating out of England.

The two-time Women’s World Cup champion most recently played for Manchester United, but she injured her knee playing for the club. That injury almost knocked the 33-year-old striker out of the Tokyo Olympics. She returned and helped the USA take home a bronze medal.

Heath, a free agent, scored four goals in eight games for ManU.

She has made 177 international appearances, scoring 35 times.

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