Monday, June 24, 2024

Video: Why giving Viv a rest is best

Tim Stillman checks in with updates from Head Coach Jonas Eidevall’s press conference ahead of Arsenal Women’s match against Leicester City in the WSL. We explore Jonas’ decision to once again rest Vivanne Miedema, and how injuries to Kim Little, Leah Williamson and Rafaelle Souza have affected the squad.

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Thanks, Tim. Thoughtful insight! I appreciate all of your coverage of the women’s team.


It’s brilliant that we’ve got players of the quality of Jordan and Frida who can come in. My worry is that Lia Wälti becomes even more crucial to our midfield. Do I remember that she’s got a niggling foot problem? All getting a bit touch and go.


Hoping for Little’s swift recovery but at the same time she shouldn’t be played fully in consecutive games before she’s really well (otherwise it can end up getting prolonged than having waited a bit more in the first place, maybe a bit like Williamson’s case). Nobbs is so good at recognizing spaces in the whole field and she has the workrate to show up everywhere to materialize what she sees. We don’t have the details about Miedema but Jonas would know what he’s doing and it’s good the team has the depth to allow her to rest for now. Looking… Read more »

David Gooner

Thanks Tim. I also think that Viv has been suffering from some form of ‘extended covid’ symptoms. Hopefully this will sort her out. By the way, love the shed!

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