The Gunners made it to their second final of the season, following their successful run to the UEFA Women's Cup Final, with victory over Chelsea in the League Cup Semi Final.

Kicking off before their male counterparts played out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, Vic Akers' Arsenal side overcame their London rivals comfortably by four goals to one with Julie Fleeting grabbing yet another hat-trick.

The Scotlan captain managed to notch up two goals in the opening 20 minutes, the first from close range after a goalmouth scramble and the second as she latched onto a long goal kick from Emma Byrne, striking the ball first time on the half-volley.

Ciara Grant added Arsenal's third in the second half and put the game beyond doubt with a glancing header from a well-worked short corner between Kelly Smith and Lianne Sanderson.

Fleeting then completed her hat-trick five minutes later, placing a right-wing cross from Sanderson low into the net. The west London side never gave up, scoring a late consolation goal through Ellen White as she took advantage of a defensive misjudgement.

The Gunners will now line up in the FA Women's Premier League Cup Final on Sunday, March 4 against Leeds United in a rematch of last season's FA Women's Cup Final. Leeds beat the holders Charlton on penalties in the second Semi Final.

Arsenal's last game before the festive break is the re-arranged home fixture against Blackburn on Sunday, December 17. Kick-off is 2pm. Arsenal resume after the New Year with an FA Cup tie at Stockport on Sunday, January 7.

Arsenal Ladies

1
Byrne
2
Phillip 80
3
Scott
4
Chapman
5
Asante
6
Grant
7
Ludlow
8
Fleeting
9
Smith
10
Yankey 70
11
Sanderson 85

Substitutes

12
Buet 85
13
Larkin 80
14
Davison 70
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