Faye White has paid tribute to the Arsenal Ladies supporters after Laura Harvey's side opened their inaugural Women's Super League campaign with two bumper home gates.

The Gunners attracted a crowd of 655 for the visit of Bristol Academy last month and 789 turned up to see last week's clash with Birmingham City at Meadow Park - a significant increase on last season's home attendances.

Meanwhile Arsenal's trip to Chelsea on the opening night of the season - a game screened live on ESPN - pulled in a gate of 2,510.

“It has been brilliant to see such an increase in the number of fans that have come to watch our first two FA WSL home games," White told Arsenal.com.

"It really makes a massive difference to the girls knowing that people are coming out to support us and the new league.

"Arsenal fans are used to seeing good football and have always been great to us, showing they are proud of the Ladies team. So I’m sure more will come to our future matches over the summer."

The Ladies are back in action on Wednesday evening when they travel to Lincoln for their next WSL match. Click here for the Ladies' fixture list.

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