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Arsenal Women academy trials to take place

Arsenal Women

We’re now accepting applications to trial for our new FA WSL Academy, and we’re keen to hear from elite female players who have aspirations of playing for our first team.

The WSL Academy team will replace our development squad for the 2018/19 season, and therefore suitable players must be between the age of 16 and 21 years old and already playing at an elite level within the women’s talent pathway.

To be considered for a trial, players must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have played under-16s football at an FA Regional Talent Club or similar elite level
  • Have played at international youth level from under-15s upwards

Players who meet the above criteria must also live within 90 minutes of our London Colney training base (AL2 1DR).

To be part of the FA WSL Academy Programme, Players must also be in FE/HE Education or in an employment-related training programme for September 2018.

To find out more information and to register, please click here 


‘Now was the right moment to join Arsenal’

Viktoria Schnaderbeck

Viktoria Schnaderbeck can’t wait to get started in north London.

The Austria international helped Bayern Munich win two Bundesliga titles, the DFB-Pokal and the Bundesliga Cup during an incredibly successful 11 years in Germany, but says that now was the perfect time for her to make the next step.
“For me, it was just the right moment,” she told Arsenal.com. “I’m really happy to take this chance and have a new experience in my future. I’m really happy to start.
“I was there for 11 years, so it was a bit of a family for me and I’ve learnt a lot in women’s professional football. I had a good time and also a very successful one. Now I felt like I had to take the next step and I’m really happy to take the next step.
“Arsenal has a big history in women’s football and I’ve had a good feeling right from the first moment about it. They have really good players, a good team and the staff around. It’s just everything that’s convinced me to join Arsenal.
“I had a talk with Joe and I knew that he was a coach who could make a difference to the team. I think there will be big steps made in the future as well, and I just felt comfortable talking with him and also with his idea of football. I think that’s very important too.
“I’m a defensive player,” added Schnaderbeck. “I’ve already played in midfield, but in my last years with Bayern Munich I played in defence at centre back. I like playing football and I like playing with a team who like to play football. These are the things I can say about myself, and then the rest the fans will have to see for themselves.”


Pictures: Viktoria Schnaderbeck in Arsenal kit

Viktoria Schnaderbeck

Viktoria Schnaderbeck became our first signing of the summer when she joined us from Bayern Munich on Thursday.

The Austria international took part in her first photoshoot at London Colney, modelling our new PUMA 2018/19 home kit, and you can check out the best shots below:


Viktoria Schnaderbeck joins the club

Viktoria Schnaderbeck

Viktoria Schnaderbeck will join us from Bayern Munich.

The 27-year-old midfielder has spent the last 11 years with Bayern Munich, where she has won two Frauen Bundesliga titles and a Frauen DFB-Pokal trophy throughout her 132 appearances with the club.
Viki captains Austria, with 63 caps for her country’s national team.
Joe Montemurro said: “Viki is a very experienced player. She has played in the Champions League and against the leading teams in European football for many years now. 

“As captain of her national team, she brings a wealth of qualities to our side and we’re looking forward to welcoming her into the team when she joins us for the new season.”


Heather O’Reilly leaves the club

Heather O'Reilly

Heather O’Reilly is leaving the club this summer.

The former United States international joined us in January 2017 and went on to make 38 appearances during her 18 months in north London, scoring four goals.
A fan favourite at Meadow Park, Heather helped us lift our fifth Continental Cup title and played a key part in us reaching last season’s SSE Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley, scoring in our quarter-final win over Charlton Athletic.
We’d like to thank Heather for her contribution and wish her the best of luck for the future.

Heather O'Reilly

Post-Match Report

Bristol City 1-6 Arsenal: How it happened

Emma Mitchell celebrates with Danielle van de Donk


We rounded off the WSL season in style with a 6-1 win at Bristol City - but it was not enough to seal a place in next season’s Champions League.

Joe Montemurro's men went into the final day knowing that they had to better Manchester City's result to leapfrog them into second place and secure a European spot.

But with our rivals beating Everton, it meant we had to settle for third spot - although we went out on a high. 

We almost went in front early on when Dominique Janssen’s free kick was palmed away by home goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley, who then tipped Louise Quinn’s header from the resulting corner against the bar.

But the floodgates soon opened when Danielle Van de Donk was presented with a simple header from a Jordan Nobbs corner.

We increased our lead on 28 minutes from the penalty spot, Kim Little firing low to Baggaley’s right after Danielle Carter had been brought down by Danique Kerkdijk.

Our third arrived almost immediately, Leah Williamson getting the final touch in a goalmouth scramble following a corner.

Beth Mead smashed home a right-footed 30-yarder before the break to make it four, and the fifth arrived on the stroke of the interval when substitute Katie McCabe showed strength inside the box to hold off her marker to turn and fire home.

Bristol City began to give a better account of themselves after the break and found the net after 66 minutes when Chloe Arthur chipped the ball over Anna Moorhouse from 25 yards.

Lauren Hemp then sent an angled shot over the top, but the five-goal margin was restored in the 71st minute when Van de Donk bagged her second of the game, nodding home at the far post from Little’s cross.


WSL table after the final day of the season


We will play in Toulouse International Ladies Cup

Toulouse International Ladies Cup

We will travel to France in August to take part in the Toulouse International Ladies Cup (TILC) as part of a pre-season tour. 

We will compete against Europe’s top clubs, including Montpellier and Bayern Munich on August 10, 11 and 12, at the Ernest Wallon Stadium in Toulouse, France.
This elite pre-season tournament will see Joe Montemurro’s squad compete at the highest level in preparation for the 2018/19 season, and leading up to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Tickets for the tournament will be on sale from Monday, May 21, available directly online on the TILC’s website: www.international-ladies-cup.fr/billetterie


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