Heather O’Reilly believes new manager, Joe Montemurro, could add the finishing touches to the Arsenal team.

Montemurro has spent his first week as the manager of Arsenal’s women’s team and will take charge of his first match next week.

He comes to Arsenal on the back of two league titles in Australia with Melbourne City WFC, and Arsenal’s American winger Heather O’Reilly believes he’ll be the man to take the club forward.

“I think that we’re all looking forward to it,” O’Reilly said, as reported by Arsenal Women.

“I think that we’re kind of looking for this one extra piece in terms of our identity and our style.

“I’m hoping that the new manager comes in and tidies that up, giving us a bit of positive direction going forward, but I know that there’s a lot of depth and experience on this team.

“I mean, you have Champions League winners, Olympic gold medalists, World Cup winners and European Championship medalists, we have a lot of winners on this squad and we have a lot of people that have performed in world events, so now we just need to put all the pieces together.

“I think in general, coming from the Australian league I think they value a lot of possession, they value a lot of one-on-one battles on the wings and those are some things that we’re looking forward to winning.”

Arsenal haven’t won the Women’s Super League title since 2012.

They’re currently five points behind Manchester City in this season’s table, having shipped five goals against them earlier in the season.

Arsenal’s patchy form saw Spanish manager Pedro Martinez Losa call time on his stint at the club.

Losa spent three years at Arsenal, winning the League Cup in 2015 and the FA Cup in 2016.

Montemurro will now take up the task of bringing together a talented squad and mounting a title challenge.

They’ll resume their season against Liverpool next weekend, before a big game away to Chelsea at the start of January.

Arsenal have won their last two games, putting six past Watford in the League Cup and dispatching Sunderland 3-0 in the Super League.

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