She’s a gifted young player with so much potential.Carla Ward
The 17-year-old joins Blues with the aim of gaining further First Team experience and will remain a registered player with Arsenal’s WSL Academy.
Mace made her debut for Joe Montemurro’s Barclays FA WSL side last September when the Gunners overcame Tottenham Hotspur to reach the Vitality Women’s FA Cup semi-final and has since accumulated game time in both the FA Continental Tyres League Cup and FAWSL.
She also brings experience on the international stage, having represented England Under-17s in their 2019 Euro qualification matches. And against Belgium, Mace scored the Young Lionesses opener in a 4-1 victory in which the scoring was rounded off by fellow January arrival Emily Murphy.
Speaking to BCFC.com, Head Coach Carla Ward expressed her excitement at adding Mace to the squad.
She said: "I am delighted that Arsenal have allowed us the opportunity to work with Ruby, she’s a gifted young player with so much potential. This a great opportunity for her to come in and get valuable WSL experience and add some real quality to the group."
Mace has been handed the number four shirt.
Welcome to Blues, Ruby.