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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 

Pre-Match Report

Bristol City v Arsenal: The Brief

Jordan Nobbs

We finish our Women’s Super League campaign at Bristol City on Sunday afternoon, with a place in next season’s Champions League still a possibility.

For that to be the case though, we need to win at Stoke Gifford Stadium and hope that Manchester City fail to beat Everton at home.

The WSL table going into the final gameweek of the season

The WSL table going into the final gameweek of the season


THE OPPOSITION

Bristol City will be relatively content with their first full season back in the top tier of women’s football - they go into Sunday’s match safe from relegation in seventh place, though they could drop to ninth if results don’t go their way at the weekend.

Goals have been a problem in 2017/18 - Sunday’s hosts have only netted 12 times in 17 league games, seven of which have been scored by highly-rated forward Lauren Hemp. She was on target when the teams drew 1-1 last October. 

LAST TIME WE MET

That match in October was a frustrating one for us. Jemma Rose and Jordan Nobbs both went close for us before Hemp gave the visitors a first-half lead. Sophie Baggaley then denied Vivianne Miedema but we drew level just after the break courtesy of Danielle Van de Donk. 

Further chances fell to Miedema and Jodie Taylor, but both were denied by the inspired Sophie Baggaley.

ONE TO WATCH

Jordan Nobbs signed a new deal on Wednesday and could cap a fine week by helping us reach the Champions League.

The 25-year-old has produced another typically stellar season, passing 50 goals for the club in the process. 

“Our recent results have shown us on a good winning streak,” she told us this week. “We still know that we need to be better and I still want to win more trophies here, so we know we all need to dig a little bit harder.

“Right now, to be an Arsenal fan, I think we’re definitely in a great place and the fact that we’re keeping players on board shows how much they’re enjoying being at this club and working alongside Joe.”

Post-Match Report

Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal: How it happened

Arsenal Women at Sunderland

WHAT HAPPENED

We beat Sunderland on Wednesday evening to keep our hopes of Champions League football alive until the final day of the season. 

First-half strikes from Kim Little and Beth Mead were enough to see off the Black Cats, as we kept pace with Manchester City in the race for European competition. 

Sunderland started the brighter side but after failing to beat Anna Moorhouse from a tight angle, we hit back clinically. Little collected a loose ball and fired a deflected shot past Rachel Laws to give us the lead.

Moorhouse was then forced into a routine stop by Mollie Lambert before Katie McCabe found Mead with a low cross and the former Sunderland striker made no mistake from close range to double our advantage. 

We continued to look for a third after the break and after Danielle Carter’s shot was blocked by Bridget Galloway, Danielle van de Donk’s strike was held by Laws.

There was enough time left for Shannon Cooke to be handed a first-team debut as we held onto our clean sheet to ensure the battle for second place would go until the final day of the season.

WHAT IT MEANS

Women's Super League table

WHAT’S NEXT

Our final game of the season sees us travel to seventh-placed Bristol City on Sunday, with the game kicking off at 12.30pm.

Manchester City, meanwhile, host eighth-placed Everton at the same time. If City slip up, we just need to make sure we better their result to qualify for European football.

News

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

Fixtures

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International Champions Cup
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Results

Premier League
Premier League