Pre-Match Report

Arsenal v Notts County - Match preview

Alex Scott

By Max Jones 

Alex Scott has won it all with Arsenal. The Women’s Super League, the FA Women’s Cup, the Women’s Champions League. You name it, she’s lifted it.

The current captain’s trophy cabinet boasts two doubles, a treble and even a historic quadruple from the 2006/07 season, but she insists that extending the Gunners’ Continental Cup record to four successive trophies would rank alongside her greatest triumphs.

“Winning the Continental Cup for the fourth time is massive,” Scott told “We want to win everything that we’re capable of, so to hopefully get in that final four years in a row - that’s the target.

"We want to win everything that we’re capable of, so to hopefully get in that final four years in a row"

“At Arsenal the motivation is always that we want to win silverware no matter what. Whether it’s the Women’s Super League, the Continental Cup, or the FA Cup - we want to be in the hunt for all the trophies.

“We’re definitely not just a cup side. The league is your bread and butter. We just want to win everything that we’re a part of.”

Arsenal face familiar foes Notts County in the Continental Cup semi-final on Sunday. The Gunners beat the Lady Pies 3-1 in the 2011/12 semi-final before winning 2-0 in last season’s final, but have only managed two 1-1 draws against them since.

“We were unlucky when they came here and got the draw last time,” said Scott. “We should have won that game so that’s about us being sloppy. We should always be looking at what we can do, as Arsenal, and not be worrying about the opposition.”

Arsenal will fancy their chances against a side that has failed to win in six matches, but conceding a last-minute winner against Chelsea on Thursday would have left a sour taste after their recent good form under caretaker manager Kelly Smith.


Alex Scott

Alex Scott



“We should have at least come away with something [from the Chelsea game],” Scott admitted. “Overall we played really well but we should have taken the opportunities we created in the first half.

"It’s been the strangest season for Arsenal Ladies but I just want to credit all the girls. We’ve stuck together through the hard times and to even be in the hunt for the top places is just an incredible testament to the whole club.

"Credit needs to go to Kelly. She’s taken on so much. We’ve missed her as a player because she’s taken on so much responsibility - taking training, setting up the team and we have to credit her. But I think it’s an achievement for the whole club o


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