Heather O’Reilly praised Arsenal’s ‘gritty’ 3-0 win over Sunderland at the weekend.
O’Reilly hailed the Gunners’ performance against the Black Cats on Sunday after their much-needed win. “I think it was a really gritty performance, which was one that we needed,” said the 32-year-old.
“I think it was a really good team effort and I think everybody did their job well, which is what you’re looking for in 90 minutes.”
Lauren Quinn, 21-year-old Vivianne Miedema and Jordan Nobbs all found the back of the net in the second half after a strong first.
The three points mean that Arsenal rise to third in the FA WSL 1 table, one point above Liverpool Ladies and just three behind Chelsea in second.
Manchester City, much like the men’s side, are still flying with 15 points from five games.
As O’Reilly points out, Nobbs had a brilliant match against Sunderland. The 24-year-old has now netted three this season.
Arsenal’s next clash is away to Watford at Gaywood Park on Thursday 16 November.
It might be a Continental Cup match but Watford aren’t exactly in the best form right now.
The Hornets are currently bottom of the WSL 2 table with just one point from five games played. They’ve also conceded 15 goals and only scored three, so hopefully the Gunners’ won’t need too much of a ‘gritty’ performance to leave with a win.
Arsenal’s next WSL match isn’t until 10 December against Liverpool.