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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

Post-Match Report

Bristol City 1-6 Arsenal: How it happened

Emma Mitchell celebrates with Danielle van de Donk

WHAT HAPPENED

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.

WHAT IT MEANS

WSL table after the final day of the season

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.

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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 

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