By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger has given his backing to Arsenal Ladies ahead of their Champions League semi-final first leg against Frankfurt on Sunday.

Laura Harvey’s side host the German outfit at Meadow Park as they look to reach their first final since 2007 and Wenger believes they are more than capable of going through.

“Arsenal Ladies are always doing well,” he told Arsenal.com. “I am a big supporter and admirer and I wish them well against Frankfurt and I am sure they will surprise us as always in a positive way.

“The German teams are always very strong. Their national side didn't do well in the last World Cup at home but usually they are always there in the top two or three in the world.”

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