Arsenal pair Danielle van de Donk and Vivianne Miedema have been named in Sarina Wiegman’s 18-player squad for the Olympics in Tokyo. Netherlands qualify for the tournament as defending European Champions.
Former Gunners Sari van Veenendaal, Dominique Janssen and Jill Roord also form part of the party. Netherlands are drawn in a group with Zambia, China and Brazil in Tokyo with the tournament kicking off for the Dutch against Zambia on 21st July in Miyagi. Mana Iwabuchi is likely to be selected to play for Japan in the tournament, Leah Williamson has been selected for Team GB with Lotte Wubben-Moy on the standby list and Steph Catley, Lydia Williams and Caitlin Foord are likely to form part of the Matildas squad as well.
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van de Donk is expected to leave the club this summer. Meanwhile, Arsenal Women are likely to play a pre-season friendly at Emirates Stadium in August, most likely as part of a double header with the men. There are plans for another warm-up game in London too though these are to be confirmed. The Gunners start their season with Champions League qualifiers on 18th and 21st August. There is still no news on the new manager appointment yet as far as I am aware.