Watch live tonight: Arsenal Women v Ajax | News

We’re again in European motion this night time as we are hoping to ebook our position within the UEFA Women’s Champions League team level. 

The ultimate impediment is a double-header with Ajax Vrouwen – the primary of which kicks off at Meadow Park this night time at 7.30pm UK time. If we beat the Dutch facet over two legs, it’s going to ensure Champions League soccer for our Gunners this season.

We have by no means met Ajax in a aggressive fit earlier than. This house sport shall be adopted by means of a go back and forth to Amsterdam subsequent week as we take at the Dutch facet within the ultimate qualifying leg on September 28. 

We made a profitable begin to our season after overcoming Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 on Friday night time and we can be taking a look to switch this excellent shape to European soccer, forward of the North London Derby on the weekend

Ajax’s adventure up to now

Ajax additionally registered a 4-0 win of their opening fit of the league season, as they beat Fortuna Sittard at house on Friday. Suzanne Bakker’s facet have completed 2d to FC Twente for the previous 3 Eredivisie seasons.

The Dutch facet made it to this level of the UWCL qualifiers by means of defeating Kristianstads DFF and Eintracht Frankfurt. They shall be aiming to go back to the contest after a two-year ruin. In 2020/21, they had been crushed by means of Bayern Munich within the Round of 32 and previous to that, their highest appearing was once achieving the Round of 16 in 2018/19.

Our Champions League revel in

We are nonetheless the one English membership to have ever received the Women’s Champions League name, which we did again in 2007 when it was once nonetheless known as the UEFA Women’s Cup. Alex Scott scored the profitable purpose as we beat Swedish facet, Umea, 1-0 on mixture. 

Last season, we made it to the contest’s quarter-finals, after completing 2d in our team in the back of Barcelona. Over two legs, we had been crushed by means of German champions Wolfsburg 3-1 on mixture, after Lotte Wubben-Moy heroically salvaged a draw within the 89th minute right through our house sport at Emirates Stadium. 

Ajax’s present squad

Victoria Pelova is the younger attacking famous person of the Dutch facet. The 23-year-old midfielder has attracted a lot switch passion throughout Europe along with her Ajax contract expiring subsequent 12 months. 

Elsewhere, Netherlands group captain Sherida Spitse anchors their midfield and younger striker Romée Leuchter spearheads their assault. Their first-team squad is completely made from Dutch gamers. 

Our group information

We had an absolutely are compatible squad for our WSL opener in opposition to Brighton on Friday. No accidents, rather then Teyah Goldie’s ongoing ACL restoration, had been reported in the meanwhile. 

If she performs this night time, this shall be Lia Walti’s one centesimal look for the Gunners. The Swiss midfielder joined us in 2018 from German facet, Turbine Potsdam.

The fit may just additionally see Lina Hurtig’s Champions League debut in an Arsenal blouse. Hurtig was once key for Juventus’ European campaigns in earlier years and he or she inspired right through her brief cameo in opposition to Brighton on Friday night time. 

UWCL Facts and stats

  • Ever because the festival become referred to as the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2009/10, we have now certified seven instances 
  • In each and every Champions League that we’ve got certified for, we have now a minimum of made it to the quarter-finals
  • From 2010 to 2013, we made it to the semi-finals 3 seasons in a row
  • Vivianne Miedema was once the contest’s best scorer in 2019/20 with 10 objectives

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