Arsenal women show the men how to beat Champions Chelsea

Jonas WSL reign begins with a win!

 

The Arsenal women show the men how it’s done in rather emphatic fashion!

 

A sunny afternoon at the Emirates stadium, packed full of fans with an atmosphere the men’s team would be proud of, and game one of the Women’s Super League season for Arsenal came and went with big success!

 

Stepping out against champions Chelsea would always be a tough match for any team, but something about this Arsenal side this season showed that it would be our day.

 

The game brought about five goals – and three points for the Arsenal.

 

It took Vivianne Miedema 14 minutes to open her WSL account before Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert pulled one back to level up before the break.

 

Arsenal came out with the same press and attitude in the second half as they did in the first though, and were 3-1 up after 60 minutes with a brace from Beth Mead. Chelsea again pulled one back four minutes later with Pernille Harder heading in which then set up a tense final half an hour or so.

 

But Arsenal held on for a nervy, tense, yet tough win to get new boss Jonas Eidevall off to a flyer.

 

The ladies showed a great defensive performance after being 3-2 up to keep Chelsea out and hold on for the win, they finished their chances and were ruthless yet were able to defend and block to keep Chelsea out. Really Arsenal had to play ugly and play out of their comfort zone to get the win against one of their top rivals.

 

And although there is a long way to go in the season this is the best possible way for the women to begin their season, and if they can carry this defensive and attacking performance continuously through the season with the ability to play out of their comfort zone when needed, then there is no reason why they cannot take the title off of Chelsea and bring it back where it belongs! Gooners?

 

Shenel Osman

 

Tags Arsenal WSL Chelsea

9 Comments

  1. Walex says:

    I think we should bring our women in place of the lazy guys we have

  2. Sean M says:

    So glad we managed to keep hold of Miedema. The Henry of ladies football. Loved watching Mana too; shades of prime Santi. Very strong squad this season that could win it all! COYG

    1. Eddie says:

      Mana doesn’t seem to amaze me, she’s such a great buy for this season and Miedema? Lol. I used to have a crush on the woman just because of her football abilities. I enjoyed the game so much.
      Mana Iwabuchi will prove to be one of our best signings in years to come, I’m sure

      1. Eddie says:

        Doesn’t seize to amaze*

        1. Admin Pat says:

          CEASE to amaze, lol Eddie!

  3. Labass says:

    I watched the highlight and I was like wow. Wished our men can play with this same intensity, believe ND confidence

  4. Sue says:

    Brilliant performance! Mead and Miedema were superb 👌

  5. EDDIE says:

    LMAO, I also missed that,
    Pardon me AdPat, I’m so high and I’m also working from home at the same time.
    I think I have to lay off the Vodka now

  6. Andrew Elder says:

    Watched the whole match live, great all-round performance. Paris needs a bit of time to fit in and the addition of Tobin Heath makes our attacking options scary. Arguably the best in the WSL?

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