These are strange times for Arsenal Ladies.

The inaugural Women's Super League kicks off in March, leaving Laura Harvey's squad kicking their heels for much of the next six months.

Competitive matches will be few and far between until next Spring but the Ladies will be in action this week when they kick off their Champions League campaign against ZFK Masinac.

We spoke to midfielder Jayne Ludlow ahead of Wednesday's first leg in Serbia and subscribers can watch this exclusive interview 'on demand' on Arsenal TV Online.

Jayne discussed:

  • waiting so long for a competitive game
  • how they will peak in March
  • why there is more pressure in Europe
  • their Serbian opponents
  • why Arsenal have fallen short in recent years
  • why the squad is better equipped now
  • the new signings
  • the influence of coach Laura Harvey
  • her memories of the 2007 triumph

Subscribers can watch this exclusive interview in full now.

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