By Oliver Yew
Arsenal Ladies manager Laura Harvey believes there is more to come from her squad after they secured a domestic treble by winning the Continental Cup on Sunday.
The Gunners beat Birmingham City 4-1 to add another trophy to their FA Women’s Super League and FA Women's Cup triumphs. Ominously for Arsenal's rivals, Harvey believes they can get even better.
“These are really exciting times at the club,” Harvey told Arsenal.com.
“We have a batch of young players who have stepped up this season and they will get better and better.
“By winning the treble we have shown the calibre of our squad and there is even more to come.”
Harvey also singled out her experienced players for praise, including Rachel Yankey who hit two goals against Birmingham.
“It’s been a real squad effort this year,” said the manager.
“At times we have not played as well as we would have liked and at times we have had to pull on the experience of players like Jayne Ludlow, Katie Chapman, Faye White and Rachel Yankey.
“Throughout the season we kept plugging away and we’ve been rewarded with the treble.”
The Gunners did not have everything their own way against Birmingham but they weathered an early storm and cruised to a 4-1 win thanks to goals from Ellen White, Jayne Ludlow and a double from Yankey.
And Harvey was delighted with the manner of the victory.
"We knew it was going to be tough against a Birmingham side who are always looking to get the ball into your penalty area,” she said.
"We started the game badly, but we defended well throughout and the only real hiccup was their goal. To win in style was a massive positive.”Copyright 2014 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 27 Sep 2011