Leah Williamson captains Arsenal on her first start since late September, she returns alongside Lotte Wubben-Moy in defence with Rafaelle on the bench. Laura Wienroither and Steph Catley start at full-back.
The midfield stays the same as it was on Saturday against Everton with Walti, Maanum and Miedema in the engine room and Katie McCabe again starts on the right wing, with Caitlin Foord on the left and Stina Blackstenius upfront.
1.Zinsberger, 26.Wienroither, 6.Williamson (c), 3.Wubben-Moy, 7.Catley; 13.Walti, 12.Maanum, 11.Miedema; 15.McCabe, 19.Foord, 25.Blackstenius.
Subs: 2.Rafaelle, 5.Beattie, 8.Nobbs, 16.Maritz, 18.Marckese, 23.Iwabuchi, 40.Williams, 59.Agyemang.
Leah got an hour then was replaced by Rafaelle for the last ½-hour. Arsenal won 1-0 and Leah looked as if she’d never been away. I’m assuming that the substitution was planned so as to ease her in gently. Leah’s forward passing definitely gives Arsenal something extra when the back line have the ball.
Yes, it definitely does