Match preview: Arsenal v Spurs
Fri 23 September 2022, 16:30|Tottenham Hotspur
All eyes are on the Emirates Stadium on Saturday as we meet Arsenal in the Women’s Super League (1.30pm UK).
We’re looking to continue our good start to the season following last weekend’s 2-1 win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
🆚 The opposition
After spending the majority of last season at the top of the WSL, The Gunners fell behind Chelsea towards the end of the season and ultimately ended the campaign as runners-up.
This season, Jonas Eidevall’s side have begun well, despite being the only WSL side not to start a new signing in their first fixture.
Goals from Kim Little, Emma Blackstenius, and a Beth Mead brace secured a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, the visitors reduced to ten players following Emma Kullberg’s sending off in the seventh minute.
Arsenal were also in midweek action, drawing 2-2 at home to Ajax in the first leg of the second qualifying round for the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Blackstenius and Little were again on the scoresheet, but Ajax equalised late on to setup a tense encounter in Amsterdam next week.
💬 Rehanne’s quotes
“The players will relish the opportunity to play in front of a large volume of fans," Rehanne Skinner said in her pre-match press conference on Friday.
"The excitement on the pitch today in training was evident. It will pose challenges in terms of communication, making it difficult to hear, but that’s the route we want to go down and get used to. I can only see positives in it.
“We want to make life as difficult for Arsenal as we can. We’re seen as underdogs and that’s fine by us. There’s no pressure and nothing to lose. We just need to do our jobs well.”
🎟 Tickets and how to follow
Tickets are available for Saturday’s match through Arsenal’s website, which you can visit here.
BBC Radio 5 Live’s coverage begins at 1.30pm with commentary from Vicki Sparks, Rachel Yanky and Anita Asante.
During the match itself, you can keep track of all the action via our Match Centre here on tottenhamhotspur.com and the Spurs Official app, where you’ll find minute-by-minute text and audio commentary, goal alerts, stats and much more.