Arsenal continue their preseason preparations with a trip to Kent to face Millwall Lionesses on Sunday.

Opposition preview

Founded in 1971, Millwall Lionesses are a team with a rich history.

They have won the FA Women’s Cup twice, in 1991 and 1997 and theyplay their games at the Den or at Beckenham Town which is where Sunday’s friendly will take place.

They are well-known for being a strong and physical side that will always give the opposition a good challenge.

Match preview

This is another friendly for the Ladies against a WSL 2 side and they will face each other again in July in an FA WSL Continental Cup group A game.

After the draw v Aston Villa and a win against Doncaster Belles last Sunday, the Ladies will want to carry on with their unbeaten pre-season.

This will be a solid test of the team’s fitness and cohesion before the early stages of the season get under way.

The remaining friendlies planned are Derby away on the 25th February and Yeovil at home on the 15th March.

The first competitive game of the season will be in the FA Cup on the 22nd March.

Which opposition player would you have?

Naomi Cole

Naomi Cole (photo via girlsontheball.com)
Naomi Cole (photo via girlsontheball.com)

A very versatile defender who can play in all four positions at the back and would challenge the Arsenal starters while providing cover.

Oppo key players

Dionne Lennon

Dionne Lennon (photo via millwall.fawsl.com)
Dionne Lennon (photo via millwall.fawsl.com)

is a very experienced center back.

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Naomi Cole

is also a defender with plenty of experience at the back.

Lily Agg

was Millwall’s top goalscorer last season.

Predicted line-ups

With all the international players back, it should be close to the first 11 so I would expect to see: Byrne or Chamberlain, Scott, Stoney, Rose, Mitchell, Williamson, Nobbs, Bailey or Weir, Sanderson, Sanchon, and Carter.

Playing both sides

Naomi Cole

A solid centre back who came through the Arsenal youth ranks, she has also played for Chelsea Ladies and Lewes. She is an England U23 player.

Lillie Billson

A powerful centre forward who enjoys physical play, Lillie is another player who came  through the youth ranks at Arsenal. She has played for many FA WSL sides after leaving the club and has been capped at U19 level by Ireland.

Lilly Agg

The attacking midfielder also played for the Arsenal Academy and was capped by England at U17 level. She moved to her local team Brighton on loan before moving to London Bees and Millwall

Sarah Quantrill

The goalkeeper came through Norwich Center of excellence before joining the Arsenal Academy, she has played a few first team game before moving on to Chelsea and Liverpool where she won the League in 2013. 

Last 5 in the FA WSL

Millwall 0 Arsenal 4 Continental Cup.

No other games played in the FA WSL between these two sides.