The high-flying Gunners have a golden opportunity to extend their unbeaten record, whilst keeping an eye on the possible title charge that could open up in the coming weeks.
Arsenal will host Reading to the Hive this evening and despite three draws since the Spring Series began at the end of April, their 1-0 win over Manchester City could have implications on where the two sides finish in the race for Champions League qualification places.
1Form and previous meeting
Wins against Birmingham and Manchester City were important to keep Pedro Martinez Losa’s side on track after a rocky start.
The Royals battled hard to draw 1-1 with Birmingham themselves this past weekend, especially with a numerical disadvantage after Jo Potter’s dismissal in first-half stoppage time.
Having met on three occasions during the FA WSL 2016 season, their most recent encounter was during the Continental Cup back in July.
Arsenal progressed into the second-round with a 3-1 victory, courtesy of strikes by Vicky Losada and a Fara Williams brace. Emma Follis netted a consolation goal for Reading’s efforts.
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