Daily Cannon’s resident Arsenal LFC expert brings you a roundup of what’s been happening over the past seven days.

First team

The first team continued their pre-season with a win over Millwall Lioness in their friendly by three goals to nil.

The goals were scored by Jordan Nobbs, Rachel Yankey and Carla Humphrey who signed her first Arsenal contract last week.

The starting 11 was Byrne, Scott. Stoney. Sampson. Mitchell, Nobbs, Weir Humphrey, Sanderson Sanchon Yankey. Goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain came on at half time.

Chamberlain also spoke recently about the upcoming Cyprus Cup and you can read that interview here.

Development team

The Development team drew at home with Watford 1-1  in the FA WSL Development Cup on matchday 5. The team had already qualified for the semi-finals before that game and will face either Sunderland, Birmingham or Liverpool.

The goal was scored by Rianna Dean.


The game against Millwall was postponed on Saturday morning, three U17 players played for the development team on Sunday, including goalscorer Rianna Dean as previously mentioned.

International news

England seniors

Five Arsenal players have been called up for the Cyprus Cup which takes place next month: Lianne Sanderson, Jordan Nobbs, Alex Scott, Casey Stoney and Siobhan Chamberlain.

Scotland seniors

Emma Mitchell and Caroline Weir have been called up for the Cyprus Cup as well.

Ireland Seniors

Emma Byrne has been called up for the Istria Cup.

England U23

Jemma Rose and Daniel Carter have been called up for the La Manga tournament.

England U17

The England U17s played a three-nations tournament last week.

They lost 4-2 to Germany on Monday, Anna Patten, Lotte Wubben-Moy, Georgia Allen and Chloe Kelly all started the game while Georgia Allen was named captain.

They drew with France 1-1 on Friday and won the penalty shootout by 10 to 9.

Rianna Dean, Lucy Parker, Charlotte Devlin all started the game.

Lotte Wubben-Moy, Georgia Allen and Anna Patten came on as subs during the second half.