Team news: Cooney-Cross and Mead start

Kyra Cooney-Cross in the Arsenal pre-match shirt

Our Conti Cup journey begins tonight against Bristol City, with Jonas Eidevall making nine changes to the side who lined up to face Manchester City at the weekend.

Australian midfielder Kyra Cooney-Cross earns her full debut in the red and white after joining this summer and Beth Mead starts for the very first time since suffering an ACL rupture in November 2022.

Lina Hurtig and Stina Blackstenius start up front alongside Mead, with Kathrine Kuhl also lining up in midfield. 

Arsenal starting XI: D'Angelo, Wubben-Moy, Beattie, Mead, Maanum, McCabe (C), Maritz, Hurtig, Kuhl, Blackstenius, Cooney-Cross

Subs: Zinsberger (GK), Williams (GK), Ilestedt, Catley, Pelova, Miedema, Foord, Lacasse, Russo

Bristol City starting XI: Clark (GK), Struck, Aspin, Connolly (C), Rodgers, Hayles, Mustaki, Bull Syme, Teisar, Ward

Subs: Davies, Powell, Layzell, Furness, Napier, Thestrup, Jones, Woolley

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