Kyra Cooney-Cross makes her first Arsenal start against Leicester City in the WSL this evening. Kim Little and Lia Walti are both not in the squad, so Pelova, Cooney-Cross and Maanum start in midfield.
Manu Zinsberger starts in goal with Katie McCabe at right-back, Amanda Ilestedt, Lotte Wubben-Moy and Steph Catley completing the back line. Caitlin Foord and Cloe Lacasse start either side of Alessia Russo upfront. Academy graduate Vivienne Lia is on the bench.
1.Zinsberger; 15.McCabe, 28.Ilestedt, 3.Wubben-Moy, 7.Catley; 21.Pelova, 32.Cooney-Cross; 24.Lacasse, 12.Maanum, 19.Foord; 23.Russo.
Unused: 9.Mead, 11.Miedema, 14.D’Angelo, 16.Maritz, 17.Hurtig, 22.Kuhl, 25.Blackstenius, 40.Williams, 53.Lia.