Arsenal Women have submitted their squad for next week’s UWCL qualifiers in Sweden, where they take on Linkoping on Wednesday at 4pm UK time. If they win, they play the winners of Paris FC v Kryvbas (who are from Ukraine) on Saturday afternoon in Sweden. If they lose, they will play the losers of Paris FC v Kryvbas on Saturday.
Should Arsenal win both games and make it through to the playoff round in October, they will be able to alter their squad ahead of those matches. The WSL transfer deadline is on Thursday 14 September so anybody Arsenal add ahead of that date could be added to the squad. Similarly, players can be removed.
The headline news is that Beth Mead is included in the registration which means she has a realistic chance of making the matchday squad for at least one of the matches after rupturing her ACL in November. Leah Williamson, Vivianne Miedema and Laura Wienroither are earlier in their recoveries from the same injury. All four of Arsenal’s summer signings are in the squad. The squad list is as below:
Goalkeepers: 1.Zinsberger, 14.D’Angelo, 40.Williams
Defenders: 3.Wubben-Moy, 5.Beattie, 7.Catley, 16.Maritz, 27.Codina, 28.Ilestedt
Midfielders: 10.Little, 12.Maanum, 13.Walti, 22.Kuhl
Forwards: 9.Mead, 15.McCabe, 17.Hurtig, 19.Foord, 20.Gio, 21.Pelova, 23.Russo, 24.Lacasse, 25.Blackstenius
Arseblog News will be in Sweden for both games next week with all the news, previews and interviews!