Jodie Taylor will leave Arsenal Ladies on the completion of her contract in January.

The England international is set to join Melbourne City FC until the end of the Australian season before completing a switch to US outfit Seattle Reign on a longer-term deal.

She enjoyed a prolific Euro 2017 with the Lionesses, scoring five times in four outings to win the tournament’s golden boot, and departs Arsenal with fond memories.

“My time at Arsenal has been an experience to remember and I leave behind a very professional set up that I have no doubt will be hugely competitive for the rest of the season and in the future,” she told the club website.

“My heart has long been in America and I am excited to sign for Seattle Reign after hopefully a successful remainder of the season with Melbourne City.”

Taylor’s time with Arsenal was one which was hugely disrupted by injury after she tore her anterior cruciate ligament soon after joining the club.

She had begun the find her feet this season, however, and scored once in three Women’s Super League One outings, helping the Gunners to third in the table where they sit five points off leaders Manchester City.

Her injury troubles undoubtedly effected the impact Taylor, who has enjoyed her greatest success at international level, had during her Arsenal stay, but she thanked the club for their support.

“My two years at Arsenal were a little bit up and down, not as smooth as I would have hoped going into it, but i learned a lot,” she told the BBC.

“I think it was very unfortunate timing of and injury when I started there and then the focus kind of changed to the national team, but nothing against Arsenal, I think they’re a very professional club.

“From the time when I signed to now, the level of professionalism has increased so much, so from that standpoint I think it’s an excellent club.

“I think I’m better suited to a league like America and the lifestyle away from football.”