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Schnaderbeck undergoes knee operation

Viki Schnaderbeck

Viki Schnaderbeck underwent a successful knee operation on Monday.

The Austria international will now focus on her rehabilitation with the club, and we’d all like to wish her a speedy recovery. 

Post-Match Report

Women: PSG 2-2 Arsenal - Report

Arsenal Women win the Toulouse International Ladies Cuo

Beth Mead and Kim Little were both on target as we won the Toulouse International Ladies Cup with a 2-2 draw against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

WHAT HAPPENED

The French side started well on home soil, forcing Sari van Veenendaal into a good stop inside three minutes before our No 1 held onto Annissa Lahmari’s free-kick.
 
Despite PSG’s fast start, though, we drew first blood. Mead found a yard of space and rifled an unstoppable effort into the net to give us the lead.
 
The French side were immediately back on the front foot and should have equalised through Ashley Lawrence, but the Canada forward poked her effort well off target.
 
Pauline Peyraud-Magnin replaced Van Veenendaal for the second half and, after our new keeper had seen a header float just over the crossbar, she could only watch as Lahmari slotted home from close range.
 
PSG were in the ascendency but we were gifted a chance to win the game from the penalty spot in the 90th minute. Little slammed home from 12 yards but there was to be another twist.

Kim Little scores from the spot

Our opponents looked long in search of an equaliser and after we had failed to deal with a direct pass, Melike Pekel pounced to secure a draw in stoppage time.
 
The late goal would have left a sour taste in Joe Montemurro’s mouth, but it was still enough to see us lift the trophy at the end of the game, with Jordan Nobbs crowned Best Player and Van Veenendaal named Best Goalkeeper.

Arsenal Women lift their trophies

WHAT’S NEXT

We turn our attention to our season opener against West Ham United in the FA Women’s Continental Tyres Cup on Sunday.
 
The game kicks off at Boreham Wood’s Meadow Park at 2pm and you can buy your ticket to the game here

Post-Match Report

Women: Montpellier 1-2 Arsenal - Report

Arsenal Women celebrate against Montpellier

Goals from Vivianne Miedema and Danielle van de Donk helped us to complete a comeback against Montpellier in the Toulouse International Ladies Cup on Friday night.

WHAT HAPPENED

It was an unfortunate start to the game for Joe Montemurro’s side, who conceded against the run of play in the 22nd minute. Stina Blackstenius received a lofted ball over the top of our defence, raced through on goal and made no mistake in firing the ball under Sari Van Veenendaal.
 
We had a golden opportunity to level the score on the half-hour mark when Kim Little was fouled inside the box and the referee pointed to the spot, but our No 10 failed to convert from 12 yards and dragged her effort wide.
 
Montpellier went on to have the greater share of possession as the second half came to a close, but deep into stoppage time Miedema popped up inside the box and fired home at the back post. That’s her fifth goal in her last two pre-season outings.

Vivianne Miedema celebrates against Montpellier

That's five goals in just two games for Vivianne Miedema

We continued to create a wealth of chances in the second half, with Beth Mead, Little and Van de Donk coming close, but Casey Murphy continued to deny us with a number of stunning saves.
 
Fifteen minutes from time, however, substitute Jordan Nobbs received the ball inside the box and picked out Van de Donk, who leapt high to head the ball beyond the reach of Murphy.

Danielle van de Donk celebrates against Montpellier

Danielle van de Donk celebrates against Montpellier


WHAT’S NEXT

We must now turn our attention to our second Toulouse International Ladies Cup clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

Gallery

Behind the scenes at Arsenal Women's photocall

Arsenal Women photocall

Last week we held our annual photocall ahead of the new FA Women's Super League season.

After taking part in interviews and a short session with our in-house media team, Joe Montemurro and his players headed outside to have their squad photograph taken in the sun. 

You can check out the full gallery of photos below - and don't forget to buy tickets to our season opener against West Ham United here

Interview

‘Viv’s a special player and a big asset’

Vivianne Miedema

Vivianne Miedema stole the headlines once again by scoring four times during our pre-season win over Juventus.

The Netherlands international struck twice either side of half-time while Kim Little was also on target as we hit five past the Italian champions on Sunday, and Joe Montemurro was delighted with his striker’s performance.
 
“Viv is a special player,” he said. “She’s a special thinker and a special asset to any team.
 
“She’s not just a No 9, she’s also good in the build-up and has the ability to identify space, control the match and bring others into the game.
 
“She’s got all the attributes to be, for me, one of the best players in the world.”