The Ladies registered a very professional victory over a poor Sunderland side by five goals to one; the Black Cats looked like the ghost of the side that was challenging for a Champions League place for most of last season.

The Ladies are now trailing second place Chelsea Ladies by five points, so there is a lot of work to be done to get back into a Champions League place position. They trail Manchester City by 10 points with a game in hand as the citizens drew with Liverpool Ladies 1-1 to stay at the top of the League.

It is quite interesting to note that Pedro Losa is carrying on rotating his squad and we are left guessing which players will be in his starting XI in every game.

What we know is Leah Williamson is probably out until the end of season and Josephine Henning has gone to Germany to prepare for the Olympics. We do not know what is happening with Jodie Taylor or if she will be available on Wednesday.

The manager still has a squad of 20 players to choose from with Rachel Yankey back from her loan at Notts County to share her experience and knowledge of the club with the younger players. And if needed, the development team has many quality youngsters to call upon who will certainly challenge for a first team place next season.

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Next Wednesday will be a sterner test with a difficult away game to Birmingham City Ladies who have surprised everybody in the first half of the season by climbing to third place in the League. The game will be shown live on BT Sport with kick-off at 7.45pm (UK time).

It is a must win game like every game in the second part of the season and it will be a tough ask against one of the in-form teams. We will know by Wednesday night if the Arsenal Ladies are strong enough to overcome the challenges.