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2019-20 Arsenal W.F.C. season
General information
Manager Joe Montemurro
Captain Kim Little
Performance
WSL 1st
FA Cup Fourth round proper
League Cup Quarter-finals
Europe Quarter-finals
Top scorers
League Miedema (14)
League Cup Mead (5)
Europe Miedema (10)
Overall Miedema (26)
Attendances
Highest 2,424 (vs Manchester City, 27 October 2019)
Lowest 595 (vs Fiorentina, Champions League, 26 September 2019)
The 2019–20 season is Arsenal Women's Football Club's 34rd season of competitive football. The club participates in the Champions League, the Women's Super League, the FA Cup and the League Cup. The club is the defending Women's Super League champion.

BackgroundEdit

Arsenal entered the 2019-20 season as defending WSL champions, having won the title for the first time in seven years the previosu season. This secured the club a place in the UEFA Women's Champions League for 2019-20.

Several players from the Arsenal squad participated at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Runners up The Netherlands had three Gunners in their squad: Daniëlle van de Donk, Jill Roord and Vivianne Miedema all of whom featured in the final. Scotland also fielded three: Jennifer Beattie, Kim Little and Lisa Evans but failed to exit the group stage. Foruth place finishers England had Leah Williamson and Beth Mead in their squad while Germany and the hosts France had Leonie Maier and Pauline Peyraud-Magnin respectively.

SquadEdit

Squad informationEdit

No. Pos. Name Date of Birth Since Last Contract
1 GK Flag of Austria Manuela Zinsberger 19 October 1995 2019 May 2019
2 MF Flag of Denmark Katrine Veje 19 June 1991 2019 January 2019
3 DF Flag of Scotland Emma Mitchell 19 September 1992 2013 April 2018
5 DF Flag of Scotland Jennifer Beattie 13 May 1991 2019 June 2019
6 DF Flag of England Leah Williamson 29 March 1997 2014 March 2018
7 MF Flag of the Netherlands Daniëlle van de Donk 5 August 1991 2015 March 2019
8 MF Flag of England Jordan Nobbs 8 December 1992 2010 May 2018
9 FW Flag of England Danielle Carter 18 May 1993 2009 August 2017
10 MF Flag of Scotland Kim Little (captain) 29 June 1990 2016 August 2019
11 FW Flag of the Netherlands Vivianne Miedema 15 July 1996 2017 December 2018
13 FW Flag of Switzerland Lia Wälti 19 April 1993 2018 December 2019
14 MF Flag of the Netherlands Jill Roord 22 April 1997 2019 May 2019
15 FW Flag of Ireland Katie McCabe 21 September 1995 2015 March 2019
16 DF Flag of Ireland Louise Quinn 17 June 1990 2017 May 2019
17 FW Flag of Scotland Lisa Evans 21 May 1992 2017 December 2018
18 GK Flag of France Pauline Peyraud-Magnin 17 March 1992 2018 July 2018
20 DF Flag of Germany Leonie Maier 29 September 1992 2019 May 2019
21 DF Flag of Germany Tabea Kemme 14 December 1991 2018 July 2018
22 MF Flag of Austria Viktoria Schnaderbeck 4 January 1991 2018 May 2018
23 FW Flag of England Beth Mead 9 May 1995 2017 November 2019

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

Announcement date Position No. Player From club
14 May 2019 MF 14 Flag of the Netherlands Jill Roord Flag of Germany Bayern München
17 May 2019 GK 1 Flag of Austria Manuela Zinsberger Flag of Germany Bayern München
31 May 2019 DF 20 Flag of Germany Leonie Maier Flag of Germany Bayern München
5 June 2019 DF 5 Flag of Scotland Jennifer Beattie Flag of England Manchester City
16 August 2019 GK 24 Flag of England Fran Stenson Flag of England Manchester City

Transfers outEdit

Announcement date Position No. Player To club
10 May 2019 GK 1 Flag of the Netherlands Sari van Veenendaal Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
10 May 2019 MF 20 Flag of the Netherlands Dominique Bloodworth Flag of Germany VfL Wolfsburg
21 June 2019 FW 32 Flag of England Lachante Paul Flag of England Leicester City
24 June 2019 FW 28 Flag of England Paige Bailey-Gayle Flag of England Leicester City
1 July 2019 MF 24 Flag of England Ava Kuyken 20px Florida Gators
1 July 2019 DF Flag of England Abbie Roberts 20px Rutgers Scarlet Knights
3 August 2019 FW 29 Flag of England Amelia Hazard Flag of England London Bees
22 August 2019 DF 4 Flag of Denmark Janni Arnth 20px Fiorentina

Loans outEdit

Announcement date Position No. Player To club
6 September 2019 GK 24 Flag of England Fran Stenson Flag of England Blackburn Rovers
3 January 2020 DF 3 Flag of Scotland Emma Mitchell Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur

Pre-seasonEdit

Emirates CupEdit

The first pre-season friendly was on 28 July, against Bayern München in the Emirates Cup. This was played as a double-header with the men's team, who played later that afternoon. The team were still missing their Dutch and English internationals following the World Cup, and had only been in pre-season for one and a half weeks. Bayern won the match 0–1. During the match Danielle Carter was taken off the field on a stretcher late in the second half. It was later revealed that she had sustained a second ACL injury, she had just returned after almost a year out from a previous ACL injury.

Sun 28 Jul 2019 Arsenal Arsenal logo 0–1 Flag of Germany Bayern München Holloway, London  
12:30 BST Leupolz Soccerball 24' Stadium: Emirates Stadium

FriendliesEdit

Wed 7 Aug 2019 VfL Wolfsburg Flag of Germany 3–0 Arsenal Kössen, Austria  
15:30 CEST
  • Pajor Soccerball 43'
  • Huth Soccerball 45'
  • Jakabfi Soccerball 71'
Report Stadium: Kaiserwinkl Arena
Wed 14 Aug 2019 Arsenal 2–5 Flag of Spain FC Barcelona Borehamwood, Hertfordshire  
19:30 BST report
  • Guijarro Soccerball 4'
  • Oshoala Soccerball 45'50'
  • Pina Soccerball 71'81'
Stadium: Meadow Park
Sun 18 Aug 2019 Arsenal 2–0 West Ham United Behind closed doors at Borehamwood, Hertfordshire  
Sun 25 Aug 2019 Arsenal 6–0 Tottenham Hotspur Borehamwood, Hertfordshire  
14:00 BST Report Stadium: Meadow Park

CompetitionsEdit

FA Women's Super LeagueEdit

Updated to match(es) played on 17 November 2019.
The 2019-20 WSL season started with a home game against West Ham United which Arsenal won 2-1 goals from Beth Mead and debut signing Jill Roord. The second match was an away game against newly promoted Manchester United, managed by former Arsenal player Casey Stoney. The tight match ended with a 89th minute goal from Daniëlle van de Donk sealing a second victory. Matchday three saw Brighton & Hove Albion visiting the Gunners at Meadow Park, Kim Little, Vivianne Miedema, Van de Donk and Jordan Nobbs scoring a goal each during the 4-0 victory.

The fourth match took place after the October international break and saw Arsenal visit Chelsea at Kingsmeadow. Van de Donk scored an early goal however Chelsea scored two goals during the second half ending the Gunners' run of 11 matches unbeaten. The team dropped down to third in the league as a result of the defeat. The next league match was at home against Manchester City who were the only side who hadn't dropped any points in the league. Miedema scored the winner in the 1-0 victory but Nobbs came very close in the latter stages of the second half, missing a few yards from the goal. Arsenal moved into second place in the league, one point behind Chelsea.

Matchday six took place on the Women's Football weekend and saw Arsenal travel to Tottenham Hotspur for the first North London Derby of the WSL. Second half goals from Little and Miedema secured a 2-0 victory but the team slipped to third in the league, still only one point from the top.

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday 12345678910111213141516171819202122
Ground HAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAAHAH
Result W W W L W W W W W W W
Position 1 3 1 3 2 3 3 1 1 1 1

FA Women's CupEdit

As a member of the top two tiers, Arsenal will enter the FA Cup in the fourth round. The round is provisionally scheduled for 26 January 2020.

Fourth round Sun 26 January 2020 TBD  

FA Women's League CupEdit

UEFA Women's Champions LeagueEdit

Squad statisticsEdit

Statistics as of 05 January 2019

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Name Super League FA Cup League Cup UWCL Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Flag of Austria Manuela Zinsberger 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
18 Flag of France Pauline Peyraud-Magnin 2 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 9 0
Defenders
3 Flag of Scotland Emma Mitchell 2 1 0 0 3 1 3 0 8 2
5 Flag of Scotland Jennifer Beattie 9 0 0 0 4 2 4 0 17 2
6 Flag of England Leah Williamson 11 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 17 1
16 Flag of Ireland Louise Quinn 3 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 10 1
20 Flag of Germany Leonie Maier 9 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 15 0
21 Flag of Germany Tabea Kemme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
2 Flag of Denmark Katrine Veje 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
7 Flag of the Netherlands Daniëlle van de Donk 11 3 0 0 4 2 4 3 19 8
8 Flag of England Jordan Nobbs 10 3 0 0 4 1 3 0 17 4
10 Flag of Scotland Kim Little (captain) 10 5 0 0 3 2 4 4 17 11
13 Flag of Switzerland Lia Wälti 8 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 15 0
14 Flag of the Netherlands Jill Roord 10 1 0 0 5 2 4 1 19 4
22 Flag of Austria Viktoria Schnaderbeck 6 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 12 0
26 Flag of England Ruby Grant 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
27 Flag of England Melisa Filis 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2
Forwards
9 Flag of England Danielle Carter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Flag of the Netherlands Vivianne Miedema 10 14 0 0 4 2 4 10 18 26
15 Flag of Ireland Katie McCabe 9 0 0 0 4 3 3 0 16 3
17 Flag of Scotland Lisa Evans 11 2 0 0 4 2 4 1 19 5
23 Flag of England Beth Mead 10 1 0 0 5 5 4 0 19 6

GoalscorersEdit

Rank Position Name WSL FA Cup League Cup UWCL Total
1 FW Flag of the Netherlands Vivianne Miedema 14 0 2 10 26
2 MF Flag of Scotland Kim Little 5 0 2 4 11
3 MF Flag of the Netherlands Daniëlle van de Donk 3 0 2 3 8
4 FW Flag of England Beth Mead 1 0 5 0 6
5 FW Flag of Scotland Lisa Evans 2 0 2 1 5
6 MF Flag of the Netherlands Jill Roord 1 0 2 1 4
MF Flag of England Jordan Nobbs 3 0 1 0 4
8 FW Flag of Ireland Katie McCabe 0 0 3 0 3
9 DF Flag of Scotland Jennifer Beattie 0 0 2 0 2
DF Flag of Scotland Emma Mitchell 1 0 1 0 2
MF Flag of England Melisa Filis 0 0 2 0 2
12 DF Flag of England Leah Williamson 1 0 0 0 1
DF Flag of Ireland Louise Quinn 0 0 1 0 1
Total 31 0 25 19 75

Disciplinary recordEdit

Clean sheetsEdit

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