The FIFA WWC 2019 World Cup draw has been made so here is a breakdown of when you will be able to watch Arsenal players during the tournament along with quotes from the England and Scotland managers.
1Leah Williamson, Beth Mead (England)
The Lionesses, who will look to qualify Team GB for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, are placed in a group with the Auld enemy, Scotland, Falklands foes Argentina and Japan, who beat England in the last World Cup semi-finals with a last gasp own goal by Laura Bassett.
They will open their tournament with the UK-derby against Scotland in Nice on 9 June. They will then play Argentina on 14 June in Le Havre before heading back to Nice to play Japan on 19th June.
Phil Neville was really clear about England’s ambition for the tournament. They are going there to win it.
“I think if I stood out here and say I want to go to the World Cup in France and win a bronze medal, I think I would get 28 players texting me you are not the right manager for us to manage because players are ambitious and they want to pushed and challenged,” Neville says. “They want to try and win the World Cup and that what I was brought in to do and the works starts now.
“If you go into a competition wanting to win bronze or silver I think you are going with the wrong mentality, especially if they are the third fourth best team in the world like we are.”