Following their defeat to Paris FC in their UWCL qualifier on Saturday, Arsenal Women will not compete in this year’s Champions League group stage and, therefore, will take part in the Conti Cup group stages during the winter.
The draw for the group stages was made in early August before Arsenal’s European fate was determined, so now the FA have confirmed that the Gunners, who won the competition last season, are drawn into Group D where they will meet Reading, Spurs, Bristol City and Southampton.
They will play each team once with the fixtures still to be determined- so some will be at home and some away. The competition starts for Arsenal on 8 or 9 November with the fixtures to be confirmed in due course. The group stage ends at the end of January this season with the final taking place at a TBD venue in late March.