Arsenal and Russo delight sold-out crowd with WSL derby win over Spurs


The rumbling drum that signals the growth of women’s football is ­getting louder by the week. A crowd of 60,050 – the second highest in Women’s Super League history – at a sold-out Emirates Stadium watched Arsenal’s defeat of Tottenham. It was Arsenal’s second back‑to-back full house at the club’s main stadium and the club […]

‘Us at our very worst’: Emma Hayes tears into Chelsea after WSL thrashing


‘Arsenal better by a country mile,’ says Blues’ manager Hayes Gunners’ Jonas Eidevall unhappy with referee over six cautions Emma Hayes admitted Chelsea were “bullied” by Arsenal and that the Women’s Super League champions were “as bad as I’ve seen us for a long time” in their 4-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium in front […]

Russo doubles up as Arsenal thrash Chelsea to blow WSL title race open


After Emma Hayes announced she would be leaving at the end of the season Jonas Eidevall teased, amid praise for the Chelsea manager, that he wanted to make “life in the WSL as difficult and unpleasant” as possible for her. In front of a Women’s Super League record crowd of 59,042 at the Emirates Stadium, […]

McCabe and Russo strike in stoppage time as Arsenal beat Aston Villa in WSL


In the 88th minute Arsenal were staring at a 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa and their Women’s Super League title aspirations lay in tatters. Then came a heady roar from the crowd as Beth Mead stepped over the touchline ready to make her return from injury. Then the announcement of 12 minutes of added time […]

Liverpool stun Arsenal as Miri Taylor gives visitors opening-day WSL win


It is not a crisis yet – there are plenty of World Cup hangover caveats to Arsenal’s sluggish defeat – but it is edging towards becoming one. A crowd of 54,115 – breaking their own WSL record set last season to ensure they have the top three Women’s Super League attendances – is all well […]