Arsenal Women have been drawn in a group with Chelsea, Sp*rs and London City Lionesses in the group stage of the Continental Cup. Arsenal have finished as runners-up in the last two seasons but have won the competition (and its equivalent the Women’s League Cup) a record 15 times, most recently in 2018.
The fixture dates will be confirmed in due course. In this year’s Conti Cup, there will be four groups of five of the groups and three teams competing in the other. The teams that finish top of their group will qualify for the quarter-final alongside the two best runners-up. The tournament reverts to a straight knockout at the quarter-final stage.
The draw ensures at least four North London derbies in 2020-21 with the teams to play one another in the FA Cup quarter-finals at the end of September. The WSL season begins on Sunday with the Gunners playing at home to Reading behind closed doors. Arseblog News will have an exclusive interview with Joe Montemurro on the site later this week, we will also hear from the Gunners boss immediately after the Reading match and his reaction will appear on the site within an hour of the final whistle on Sunday.