Arsenal Women are looking to consolidate their place at the top of the table against a side currently third from bottom and coached by the former England manager, Hope Powell.

Arsenal are flying at the moment with a perfect record in League and Cup games -10 played, 10 wins.

Therefore, there is a clear expectation of a win on Sunday.

1Predicted 11 and tactics

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 04: Lia Walti of Arsenal warms up prior to the WSL match between Arsenal Women and Birmingham Ladies at Meadow Park on November 4, 2018 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

This is probably the easiest predicted 11 ever as we only have 10 fit outfield players at the moment.

The only question mark is over the goalkeepers and the system that will be used.

Hope Powell is known to like well-drilled and compact defensive sides, there is no doubt, that we will have a lot of possession.

Therefore, I believe Pauline Peyraud-Magnin will start in goal and a back three will be employed as Brighton are likely to deploy a 9-1 defense.

The standard 3-4-3 system is likely to be used as follows: Peyraud-Magnin; Williamson, Bloodworth, Quinn; Evans, Van De Donk, Walti, Mitchell; McCabe, Miedema, Mead

The big question is how Arsenal will cope without Kim Little and Jordan Nobbs in terms of their attacking scheme. Obviously, the pairing on the wings – Evans-Mccabe and Mitchell-Mead – should offer a lot of overlapping and crossing opportunities, or ability to get behind the Brighton defense.

Walti and Van De Donk should also direct the traffic with the Dutch player’s ability to break the lines on the ball, while the spectacular and efficient passing range of the Swiss midfielder should allow the team to stretch the Brighton’s defensive block with many diagonal balls.

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