Welcome to a brand new episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast.

In the latest edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast Pippa Monique and Tim Stillman chat to Ireland captain Katie McCabe about her season and how her career has turned around under the guidance of Gunners boss Joe Montemurro. We also talk to her international teammate Louise Quinn about her season and hear how she sealed her first professional contract in Sweden by editing her own highlights video!

As well as this, Tim and Pippa chew the fat over the Women’s World Cup. Pippa gives her reflections from on the ground in France and they talk about the application of VAR in the tournament and consider the “should women’s football have smaller goals?” debate started by Chelsea boss Emma Hayes. Tim and Pippa also give us their World Cup predictions. All that and more in the latest episode.

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Fun Gunner
Fun Gunner

Great podcast, good mix of chat about WWC and Arsenal and lovely interview with Katie McCabe.

I must be Dutch because I can’t believe Roord doesn’t start for the Netherlands, either! Not a knock on DvD – I think Shanice van de Sanden isn’t as effective as she was in the Euros and perhaps should be rotated.

I completely agree about the overly defensive Scotland set-up and the use of Kim Little and Lisa Evans – arguably exemplifying why Shelley Kerr was not the right coach for Arsenal. And as for Phil Neville picking players based on the pecking order…preach!

Do let us know if you hear anything about more signings. I would love us to sign at least two more players. A squad of 21 isn’t enough for a league campaign and CL run, imo.

Fun Gunner
Fun Gunner

BTW, I agree with Emma Hayes about the goal sizes. Hurdles are set lower for women in athletics because we are smaller. But where I would disagree is the comparison with tennis – there is no reason for women to play only three sets, it’s just a hangover from the time when women would run 80 metres instead of 100m, weren’t allowed to run a marathon, etc. That *was* being patronising, but goal size reduction would be just accepting reality.