Pre-Match Report

WSL: Arsenal Ladies v Everton - Preview

By Oliver Yew

Arsenal Ladies boss Laura Harvey wants her side to put right the wrongs of their 3-1 defeat to rivals Everton when the two sides meet in their crunch Super League encounter at Meadow Park on Thursday.

The Gunners against the Toffees is historically one of the biggest matches in women’s football and to add to the spectacle the match will be broadcast live on ESPN.

A win for the Gunners will see them move above Birmingham into top spot with one game left to play but Harvey knows it will be tough against the Toffees.

“Matches against Everton are always big occasions and we’re desperate to put right what happened against them last time out,” Harvey told

“They’ve always been our most consistent challengers and we’ve had some huge battles with them over the past few years. This one will be no different.

“The defeat a few weeks ago hurt all of us but now we’ve got a great opportunity to put it right and go one step closer to the title.”

Harvey believes there is no bigger motivation for her side than getting back to the top of the league.

“It will be a massive occasion for all the players but whether we’re playing Everton or anyone else the biggest incentive for us is being back on top of the pile,” she said.

“If you don’t want to be part of big occasions like this then you have no place at a club like Arsenal. Big matches are what being an Arsenal player is all about and I’m confident we can deliver.”

Tickets for the game are available on the gate: £5 for adults, £2.50 concessions (OAPs/U16s), U-16s can watch for free with a ticket-purchasing adult. Click here for details.

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