Episode 5: 'We need to be open about it, we need to be speaking about it’

In this final episode, Beth and Viv both make their long-awaited return to first-team football, but the journey isn’t over as they vow to continue to highlight, and ultimately change the narrative surrounding ACL injuries in the women’s game

Step by Step, our latest Arsenal Original Documentary Series, follows Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema’s recoveries from their respective knee injuries. 

Step By Step  is a five-part series charting the duo’s absences and rehab as they battle back from their serious setbacks to star once again for our women’s team.  

Our cameras were around for every key moment of their journeys back to fitness, including pre-and post-surgery, and their first steps back into training, and shine a light on the mental, as well as the physical, toll of not being able to play the game they love. 

As well as that, Beth and Viv explore why the issue of ACL injuries is so prevalent in the women’s game and look into what is being done to help the next generation of female players avoid the same lengthy layoffs that they have suffered. 

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