By Oliver Yew
With the Women's Super League and FA Cup Double now secured, Arsenal Ladies will look to complete a Treble by the end of the month.
The Continental Cup gets underway this weekend with the eight top-flight clubs competing for a place in the Final at Burton Albion FC on September 25.
The Quarter-Final line-up is determined by each team's final WSL position so Arsenal - as champions - return to the scene of their title celebrations on Sunday when they face bottom side Liverpool. Captain Faye White wants to get her hands on another trophy.
“We now switch our focus to the Continental Cup and we have to be fully focused because it’s yet another different competition,” she told Arsenal.com.
“We’ve got to go back to Liverpool in the opening round and we know we need to put in a performance because it will not be easy. Cup games are very different but we believe we can go there and win again.”
With the Final being held at Burton Albion and screened live on ESPN it's another chance for women’s football to take centre stage.
And White believes the opportunity to play in front of a big crowd at Burton will be a huge incentive for the Gunners.
“It’s another three games and if we can win them we will win another trophy and a treble,” she said.
“It would be great if we can do it and get to Burton and play in front of another big crowd but first we have to concentrate on Liverpool.”
Despite a long, hard season Rachel Yankey is excited about the kick off of the Continental Cup and the prospect of landing an historic Treble.
“The league season might be over but the season carries on and we’re back at [Liverpool] for the first round of the cup. We’re all looking forward to it and fingers crossed we get the same result and a better performance,” she told Arsenal.com..
“We’ve got the Double and got to the Semi-Final of the Champions League so when you look in those terms it’s not a bad season at all but it could get even better if we manage to bring home the cup and the treble.”
Arsenal boss Laura Harvey is also hoping to end the season on a high.
“We are always pushing and wanting to be the best. We have now put ourselves in a position where we are pushing for a treble,” the manager told Arsenal.com.
“The Continental Cup is a good opportunity for us to look at everyone within the squad and we may rest a few in the process. But we want to go and win the cup and finish this season on another high.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 2 Sep 2011