Arsenal Women are grappling with further injury concerns after Danielle van de Donk limped out of Netherlands’ 0-0 draw with Canada due to an ankle injury on Saturday evening. van de Donk’s ankle seemed to give way underneath her during the first half and she limped off the pitch in tears.
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Meanwhile, Vivianne Miedema will leave the Dutch camp tomorrow and play no part in Tuesday night’s friendly against France as a precaution. Miedema has been carrying a small back and thigh problem for a few weeks now. She played no part in the 0-0 draw with Canada, but her injury is not serious. Jill Roord was also injured earlier this week, pulling her thigh muscle in training with the Netherlands.
The injuries come at the worst possible time for Arsenal with a Champions League quarter-final against PSG on the horizon. Katrine Veje, Danielle Carter, Kim Little, Lia Wälti and Beth Mead are already out injured, while Katie McCabe will be suspended for next weekend’s North London derby in the FA Cup quarter-final. Jennifer Beattie also did not join up with the Scotland squad due to concussion.