For the second group stage game in the FA WSL Continental Tyres cup, Arsenal Women will make the short trip to FA WSL2 side Millwall Lionesses tonight.

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The opposition

The Lionesses are a team in form at the minute.

Coming off a strong Spring Series and having made shrewd signings, they are currently top of FA WSL2 and would be on course for promotion had the FA not changed the goalposts so that promotion now depends on a minimum budget and full-time football rather than on-pitch results.

Millwall Lionesses have a strong WSL 2 squad with strength in depth and play a 3-4-2-1 system, something they adopted at the start of the Spring Series back in February.

They use a classic back three, with two hard-working wing backs who deliver crosses. Everything is geared towards the three forwards with the two playmakers bringing the creativity alongside a powerful centre forward.

They have many ex-Arsenal players who were with the youth teams and reserves for many years with Sarah Quantrill, Leigh-Anne Robe, Billie Brooks, Leigh Nicol, Amber Gaylor, Charlotte Devlin and Rianna Dean all in their squad.

Dean left the club last Summer as Pedro Losa was not looking to give her a chance at first team level despite her excellent goalscoring record and it cost her the chance to play at the u19 Euros in Northern Ireland.

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