Arsenal Women had the weekend off as their league game away to Liverpool was postponed but they got welcome news as Chelsea held League leaders Manchester City to a 2-2 draw.
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The Gunners now have their destiny in their own hands and 18 points from their remaining games will guarantee the title.
Manchester City lead the table with 35 points from 15 games.
Arsenal have 33 points from 13 games while Chelsea have 29 points from 15 and Birmingham 28 points from 14.
All that means Champions League should definitely come back to Boreham Wood as long as Arsenal win their two games in hand.
The club’s remaining fixtures are Yeovil (h), Bristol (h), Liverpool (a), Birmingham (a), Everton (h), Brighton (a), City (h).
Arsenal have not won the league title since 2012 under Laura Harvey.
If possible, it would be better to avoid a last-day-winner-takes-all game against City as as one-off games can go wrong in many way.
City’s remaining fixtures are Everton (h), Reading (a), Liverpool (h), Yeovil (h), Arsenal (a).
You would expect them to take maximum points to reach 47 points prior to the final matchday showdown.
Arsenal, therefore, are likely to need 18 points from their next six games to win the title.
The Gunners are on course for a treble this season with an away tie against Chelsea in the FA Women’s Cup next Sunday and the FA WSL Continental Cup final on Saturday 23 February.
That game will be played at Sheffield United with a 12.15pm kick-off.
Arsenal have announced they will run a supporters’ coach with details still to come . The official Supporters’ Club is also trying to secure an area of the ground for all the Gooners to sit together.
The only small concern is the number of injured players with Jessica Samuelsson, Tabea Kemme, Lisa Evans, Victoria Schnaderbeck, Jordan Nobbs, Danielle Carter, and Lia Walti not available.
Hopefully, three of them will be back soon.
It has to be said that the Academy players who have been drafted into the first team in the last three months have performed very well and helped the team in all three competitions.
Sunday’s FA Cup tie at Kingsmeadow will be a treat with both teams in good form, hopefully, we won’t see a repeat scoreline from last year’s Wembley final, more like the League game earlier in the season that ended with a 5-0 win for the Gunners.