Two time World Cup winner Tobin Heath made her debut for Arsenal Women over the weekend as the London club thrashed Manchester City by a 5-0 score line.

The 33-year-old American, who picked up an Olympic bronze medal over the summer, signed for the Gunners earlier this month but only arrived in London on Friday.

After one training session on Saturday, Arsenal coach Jonas Eidevall decided to give the New Jersey native a cameo appearance before further assimilating her into the team. 

Heath entered the field of play at Meadow Park, Borneham Wood  in the 86th after Arsenal were up 4-0 against Citeh thanks in part to a Kim Little brace that had already secured the victory.

Although the Gunners have won their first three games of the season including victories over Chelsea and Reading, they fell short of their ambitions last season and have brought in the American to help steer them to some silverware.

Heath, who played for Manchester United last season but left before it ended due to injury, will hope to feature for the USWNT late October when they play a pair of friendly games in the USA against South Korea.  She will of course also look to get into the Arsenal starting line-up as soon as possible.

The Gunners will travel to Birmingham to take on Aston Villa in the English Super League on Sunday afternoon.

By Michael Adubato

The old man of Yanks-Abroad, having been around since the very beginning in 2004, Known as the resident Belgian expert since that’s where he has lived for a couple of decades. Over the years he has interviewed Nats such as Kasey Keller, Brian McBride, Oguchi Onyewu, Jozy Altidore and Tim Weah, to name a few. When not working the day job, he can often be found in stadiums around Europe, watching games from the top flight to the lower leagues. To prove that he is not just a pretty face, Mike received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters from the University of Oklahoma. Boomer Sooner! On a non-soccer note, Adubato has just released a book of poetry from his travels, Missing the Exit, published by Broken Keys Publishing in Ottawa, Canada. So that must make him the YA poet laureate! You can grab your copy on Amazon.com, order online and pick it up and Barnes & Noble or get an e-copy at various outlets.

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