Wednesday, November 29, 2023

McCabe starts at left-back for Arsenal against Liverpool Women

Katie McCabe starts at left-back for Arsenal with Steph Catley rested to the bench for the visit of Liverpool in the WSL this evening. Victoria Pelova will play as a wide forward.

Laura Wienroither is restored to the team after Noelle Maritz was preferred on Sunday and Leah Williamson and Rafaelle retain their places in defence, as do the usual midfield trio of Walti, Little and Maanum.

Pelova and Foord will flank Blackstenius upfront. Lina Hurtig and Steph Catley are notable absences from the bench but Gio returns after she was cuptied for Sunday’s Conti Cup Final win against Chelsea.

Kickoff is at 7.15pm and the game is being streamed live on

1.Zinsberger; 26.Wienroither, 6.Williamson, 2.Rafaelle, 15.McCabe; 13.Walti, 10.Little(c), 12.Maanum; 21.Pelova, 19.Foord, 25.Blackstenius.

Subs: 3.Wubben-Moy, 5.Beattie, 16.Maritz, 18.Marckese, 20.Gio, 22.Kuhl.

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Chuck Felsea

“Thumbs up” for the blurred camera due to rain. Watching the game visionwise makes me feel like I just drank 3 bottles of Jim Beam.
At least the ladies are not distracted by the weather and dominate comfortably. Proper thumbs up for that.

P.S.: Why watch Messi and Mbappe? We got Blackstenius.and Maanum.


Decent enough result in the context of the week. Would’ve loved a bit more ruthlessness.

It’s 2023 so a little disappointing to still be treated to the televisual spectacluar of a rag wiping the lens every 5 minutes…

Fun Gunner

Got the job done. The second half went the way I thought the whole game would. We were so sharp in the first half and kept up an impressive tempo. Liverpool’s subs, our subs, our fatigue and Liverpool’s more attacking tactics in the second half disrupted our game a bit. Pelova fits this team like a glove. We have a clutch of escape artists – Kim, Lia, Caitlin and now Victoria Pelova. She looks stronger each time she plays. Great signing. Nice to see Blackstenius looking so confident. The touch is there, the decision-making is there. Should have had two… Read more »


Crowd noise sounded great on FA Player, fair play to the spectators on such a cold night. I gave up on the Arsenal stream, dreadful sound.

Fun Gunner

Oh, you are kidding me! I didn’t switch. I assumed that it was exactly the same because Arsenal were taking the FAPlayer stream. Dang!


Pure fluke I checked it!


Sound on FA Player was indeed fine. You could hear both Arsenal and Liverpool fans.

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