Arsenal Women’s new signings will be allowed to play in the Champions League

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UEFA announced on Friday afternoon that clubs competing in the Women’s Champions League in August will be allowed to register up to six new players for their squads. Arsenal, Paris Saint Germain, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Lyon, Wolfsburg and Glasgow City will all complete this season’s competition in a one-week tournament in Spain at the end of August.

Initially, UEFA insisted players bought this summer would not be able to play, leaving many of the competing clubs short of players. Arsenal have seen five leave this summer, with four coming in so far. UEFA’s u-turn means that Steph Catley, Lydia Williams, Noelle Maritz and Malin Gut will all be able to play for the Gunners.

Arsenal face Paris Saint Germain in San Sebastian on August 22nd in the quarter-final, should they win they will face the winners of Bayern Munich v Lyon on August 26th with the final on August 30th.

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Chidi

Now I’m excited for our chances…..

Peter Story Teller

Result! At last some common sense from UEFA.! The only unfortunate thing is I thought we had seen the last of Bachmann and now she is likely to pop up in our quarter-final for PSG.

Fun Gunner

Agreed. This will be a big help to us.

Ditto re Bachmann, too!

YaGunnersYa

This is most excellent news!

My biggest fear regarding the CL was our squad depth; being able to field our new signings really helps to allay these concerns.

Bring on PSG!