Arsenal will take on Manchester City at the weekend as the Gunners look to give their WSL title charge a much-needed shot in the arm.
City, likewise, will be in the hunt for a win – the two teams are currently on the same points tally in the league table. Arsenal, however, have the superior goal difference.
As things stand, Arsenal are five points behind league leaders Chelsea, following their disappointing draw with West Ham in their previous WSL game. In that game, Arsenal dominated the Hammers in terms of shots and possession – unfortunately, none of their nine shots on target could find their way past MacKenzie Arnold in the West Ham net.
Man City, on the other hand, emerged victorious from their last WSL encounter. They played Leicester City away, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Khadija “Bunny” Shaw and Chloe Kelly.
Elsewhere in the WSL, Tottenham Hotspur will play Manchester United, the latter of which are currently second in the table. Spurs, meanwhile, are in freefall – they’ve lost all of their last six games in the WSL and haven’t won a league game since October.
As such, it’s difficult to see Arsenal’s bitterest rivals doing anything to halt Manchester United’s progress in the league – something that could be a hindrance to the Gunners if they want to catch up to their title rivals.
Additionally, strugglers Brighton will take on Aston Villa. It seems like a good opportunity for the Seagulls to put distance between themselves and the relegation zone, as Villa are currently marooned in mid table and have little chance of catching the top teams in the WSL.
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