Arsenal Ladies face Umea IK in the first leg of their Uefa Women's Cup Quarter Final at Boreham Wood on Thursday evening . The Swedish champions will provide a stern test for Vic Akers' side but Kelly Smith is relishing the challenge.

The striker has been in scintillating form this season and she spoke to Arsenal TV Online ahead of the game. She discussed:

  • the threat posed by Umea
  • dealing with Marta
  • crashing out at this stage last season
  • using that disappointment this time around

  • adapting to European fixtures
  • being drafted for the American Pro-League

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