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How Arsenal have led from the front in women’s football

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Joe Montemurro manager of Arsenal Women, Louise Quinn and Katie McCabe of Arsenal women celebrate with the trophy after the WSL Continental Cup Final between Arsenal Women and Manchester City Ladies at Adams Park on March 14, 2018 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
There are countless reasons why you can be proud to be an Arsenal fan. One of the proudest regards I have for Arsenal however, is how they strive for respect and encourage diversity and equality. In particular, how they have led from the front in Women’s football.

The Women’s Football Awards 2018

I was lucky enough to be invited to the FA Women's Football Award 2018. It was the 20th annual edition celebrating the best of women's football.

Expect a busy window for Liverpool, Arsenal to add 4 or...

The FA WSL transfer window will open on the June 1, so let's have a look at what the 11 teams could do in the next couple of months.

Astonishing decision as new FA WSL and Championship teams to be...

The FA has announced that they will disclose the teams with a successful bid for the 2018/19 season on Sunday.

Why do we still do this to female football fans?

Almost three years ago, one of my first features for Daily Cannon was about the condescension of female football fans, yet here I am, years later, talking about the same thing.

Can Arsenal Women work miracle and qualify for Champions League

After last week's 2-2 draw between Manchester City and Chelsea, the race is on for the Gunners to try to snatch a Champions League place from one of the top two teams.

Long read: The condescension of female football fans in 2018

Almost three years ago, one of my first features for Daily Cannon was about the condescension of female football fans.

The disappointing reason behind Arsenal Women's lack of photographer

After our interview with Arsenal photographer, David Price, recently, it got us thinking: Do the women’s side have their own ‘tog and, if not, why not?

FA force Arsenal and Manchester City to choose between cup final...

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Alex Scott congratulates teammate Jemma Rose during the FA Women's Super League Continental Cup match between Arsenal and London Bees, on October 12, 2017 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Now that Arsenal have reached the Conti Cup final against Manchester City, it is time to get angry at the FA

Phil Neville getting the women’s England job is a huge problem...

VALENCIA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 07: Valencia CF assistant coach Phil Neville gives instructions during a training session ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League Group H match against Olympique Lyonnais at Paterna Training Centre on December 07, 2015 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
Waking up on Saturday morning to read reports that Phil Neville was the frontrunner and favourite to take the England’s women’s job, I wasn’t sure if I was still asleep or drunk from the night before, even though I hadn’t even been drinking.

FA to make Phil Neville England Women’s team manager despite total...

VALENCIA, SPAIN - MARCH 06: Valencia CF assistant coach Phil Neville gives instructions prior to the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Atletico de Madrid at Estadi de Mestalla on March 06, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
As revealed by the godfather of women's football journos in England, Phillip Neville will be the new England Women's manager and will try to emulate Mark Sampson's success on the pitch while avoiding off-the-pitch pitfalls that saw the Welshman sacked.

Arsenal top 3 players 2017

Arsenal Women struggled in 2017, failing to add to their trophy cabinet and missing out on the Champions League. But here are their three top performers who can hold their heads high.

Arsenal Women’s FA WSL downward spiral: Who, when, why and how?

When the FA WSL was formed in 2011, Arsenal Ladies were a dominant force in women's football and now they're a shadow of their former selves - what happened?

Natural born killer: Arsenal's new forward who has 49 in 60...

Just 21, Vivianne Miedema has scored 114 goals in 132 games. But who is this player who’s proving that the female of the species is just as deadly as the male?

West Ham fans accused of sexist chants during Arsenal clash

A group of West Ham fans allegedly targeted a woman on Wednesday night and subjected her to sexist chants while the match played out.

Meet the Australian hoping to bring back Arsenal's glory days

Joe Montemurro is the "Melbourne boy" about to embark on a big adventure at Arsenal.

What's next for this Arsenal legend after they announced retirement?

Arsenal's player Alex Scott and Netherland's former player Ruud Gullit (L) present the The Best FIFA Women's Coach of 2017 Award during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on October 23, 2017 in London. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL
At the beginning of November, Alex Scott announced that she would be leaving Arsenal and retiring from playing football at the end of the season, so what's next for the soon-to-be former right-back?

5 greatest Arsenal women of all time

The Arsenal Women are one of the most successful women's football teams ever, and certainly in England. We've put together a list of the five best players of all time for the side.

60% cancelled: Weather plays havoc with new FA WSL winter league...

This weekend was the first proper winter league weekend where adverse weather was likely to affect the fixture list - and affect it it did.

Why this £60m decision by Arsenal was the right one, but...

Whatever Arsenal's struggles, turning down £60m for Alexis was the right call... provided they don't sell him in January.

Opinion: New FA restructuring means a messy summer transfer window

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The FA's decision to restructure the elite level of women's football, allowing only full-time professional football, is going to have a knock-on effect on the transfer window.

Awful refereeing, leaky defence + more: What we learned from Arsenal’s...

Here are the key things we learned from the 5-2 defeat away to City on Saturday lunchtime that leaves the team struggling in the title race after just two games.

5 things we learnt from Arsenal v Birmingham

As Arsenal get ready for their second league game of the season against Manchester City, we take a look at what we learned from their opening day win over Birmingham City last weekend.

How Arsenal's playmaker was robbed of making history in Europe due...

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Back in 2006/07, Arsenal Women won the quadruple, with Kelly Smith at the heart of their 44-game unbeaten run, featuring 42 wins, while being involved in a curious incident too.

The Arsenal centre forward conundrum

Watching the Euros in the Netherlands with Jodie Taylor flying with five goals in three games while Anna Miedema struggles with zero in three, you have to wonder what Pedro Losa will decide ahead of the 2017/18 season.