Saturday, July 13, 2024

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 49: Arsenal get a signing over the Lina

Welcome to a brand new episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, the number one podcast about Arsenal Women.

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to Swedish journalist and women’s football expert Mia Eriksson about new signing Lina Hurtig. Mia talks about Lina’s background in Sweden before moving to Juventus, how she might fit into this Arsenal attack, her qualities and attributes and how Arsenal might benefit from her existing partnership with international teammate Stina Blackstenius. Tim and Mia also chat about Blackstenius’ first few months at Arsenal and how she might fare in her first full season in the WSL.

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Great title

Fun Gunner

Thanks, Tim & Mia.
I like the sound of Lina as someone who scores important goals. I think we need a player like that especially since Kim Little is playing a bit further back. And you can’t have too many forwards who are good at holding up the ball, IMO. Heading ability and pace also really good news as the league is getting faster and more physical.

Zoe Waterfield

Very interesting article, thanks Tim.
I do hope this signing doesn’t push Katie out though, l still think she has so much to offer Arsenal 🙂

Fun Gunner

I hope not, too! But the way I see it, Katie does her best work outside the box, linking up, progressing the ball, and crossing into or shooting from outside the box, whereas from the little I saw of Lina and going by Mia’s comments, Lina’s more about grabbing chances *in* the box – and Mia praises her heading ability which will be great for set pieces. In a funny sort of way, I feel that we’ve brought in a player with many of the qualities of Alessia Russo, who we were interested in signing before last season. It’s Caitlin… Read more »

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