West Ham goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold has been shortlisted for The Best Women’s goalkeeper award 2023.

The Hammers are lucky to have Mackenzie Arnold. Not only is she one of the best goalkeepers around, but she’s a brilliant person overall. A real leader and an inspiration to all of her teammates, Arnold has had a brilliant year from every possible angle.

From being the best goalkeeper at the Women’s world cup, where she kept the most clean sheets, to being named West Ham captain ahead of the current season and winning the club’s Player’s Player of the Season award – she’s done it all. 

Her heroics have earned her a spot in the top 3 for The Best Women’s goalkeeper award alongside Mary Earps and Cata Coll. The Australian has single-handedly won games for both club and country in the past 12 months. The best example of this is probably in Australia’s penalty shootout against France in the World Cup quarter-final in which she saved three penalties to take her nation to their best ever finish in the competition.

Overall, she kept 4 clean sheets for the Matilda’s throughout the competition, earning her the golden glove as well as the plaudits that she absolutely deserves. Hopefully we will see her performing at such an elite level for many more years for West Ham.

Unfortunately, it’s too late to vote for Arnold to win the award but we will find out who won on the 15th of January at the FIFA “Best Awards” ceremony. 

Whether she wins or not, everyone involved with the club should be immensely proud of what she has achieved and we are so grateful that we have such an outstanding individual captaining our club. Everyone at The West Ham Way would like to wish Mackenzie the best of luck in the competition and we hope she gets the award we believe she’s earned.