The domestic women’s game is on hold for just under a fortnight now with the last international break of the season, before the Gunners face either Portsmouth or Gillingham in the FA Cup 4th Round at Meadow Park on 18th April. Most of the games are friendlies, with the exception of the Swiss players, who have a crucial two legged playoff match to qualify for Euro 2021 (to be played next summer in England).
Jen Beattie and Lisa Evans are injured anyway, but Kim Little will get some time off as Scotland don’t have a fixture. Steph Catley (Australia) and Viki Schnaderbeck (knee) will continue the final stages of their rehabilitation in London. Anna Patten isn’t an England international (yet) and will also have time off.
Here is a rundown of where the Arsenal players will be during the international fixtures. Kickoff times are all UK times.
Thursday, 8th April
Republic of Ireland (Katie McCabe) v Denmark at 1830 in Dublin
Friday, 9th April
Czech Republic v Switzerland (Lia Wälti, Malin Gut and Noelle Maritz) at 1530 in Chomutov
Spain v Netherlands (Danielle van de Donk, Vivianne Miedema and Jill Roord) at 1800 in Marbella
France v England (Leah Williamson, Beth Mead, Jordan Nobbs and Lotte Wubben-Moy) at 2010 in Caen
Saturday, 10th April
Germany (Leonie Maier) v Australia (Lydia Williams and Caitlin Foord) at 1505 in Wiesbaden
Sunday, 11th April
Belgium v Republic of Ireland (Katie McCabe) at 1830 in Brussels
Tuesday, 13th April
Germany (Leonie Maier) v Norway at 1500 in Wiesbaden
Netherlands (Danielle van de Donk, Vivianne Miedema and Jill Roord) v Australia (Lydia Williams and Caitlin Foord) at 1730 in Nijmegen
Switzerland (Lia Wälti, Malin Gut and Noelle Maritz) v Czech Republic at 1900 in Thun
England (Leah Williamson, Beth Mead, Jordan Nobbs and Lotte Wubben-Moy) v Canada at 1915 in Stoke-on-Trent
Austria (Manuela Zinsberger) v Finland at 1930 in Ritzing
In the FA Cup 3rd Round, Portsmouth play Gillingham at 1400 on Sunday, 11th April, with the winner travelling to Meadow Park to play Arsenal in the 4th Round a week later.