Arsenal sealed a long-awaited third Super League title (and 15th league title overall) on Sunday with a 4-0 win over Brighton.
Battling through this season with a small squad and a serious amount of injuries to key players – at one point seven internationals were sidelined a the same time – Joe Montemurro’s charges responded brilliantly to the adversity they faced.
Here are your 2018/19 FA WSL champions, the 25 players who have contributed with at least one minute in the league campaign ranked by the number of league minutes played.
Melissa Filis of Arsenal gets subbed in during the FA Women’s Super league football match between Reading Women and Arsenal Women at Adams Park, Wycombe Wanderers FC, on January 27th in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The England u17 international came on as a sub in one of the games when the senior players were short in numbers.
Tabea Kemme signs for Arsenal Women. Arsenal Women Signings. Arsenal Training Ground. London Colney, Herts, 22/5/18. Credit : Arsenal Football Club / David Price.
0+3 (3 min)
The German defender has been injured for most of the season.
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0+2 (10 min)
The England u17 international came on twice in the league this season and has a big future if she carries on developing well.
0+2 (21 min)
The England u19 winger also got game time during the season when the first team was short of players due to injuries.
Austria’s defender Viktoria Schnaderbeck looks on during press conference during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 football tournament in Breda on August 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
0+4 (34 minutes)
The Austria captain came back late in the season following her long-term injury from last summer.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: Danielle Carter of Arsenal during the FA Women’s Super League football match between Arsenal Women and Bristol City Women at Meadow Park on March 14, 2019 in Borehamwood, England.
0+5 (55 min)
The long-serving forward also came back at the back end of the season following her long-term injury.
Ava Kuyken (Photo via Instagram / AvaKuyken)
1+5 (96 min)
The England u18 midfielder has been a regular in the first team for the last two seasons and made her first start this season.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 18: Paige Bailey-Gayle of Arsenal is challenged by Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah of Everton during the FA Women’s Super League between Arsenal and Everton at Merseyrail Community Stadium on November 18, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
1+2 (101 min)
The young winger got her first start away this season to Manchester City.
Sweden’s Jessica Samuelsson speaks to the media during a press event at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Edmonton, Canada on June 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS
1+5 (160 min)
The Swedish right-back was another victim of a long-term injury and played a few minutes before going home to Rosengard in the last transfer window.
Arnth scores her debut goal (via @ArsenalWFC)
3+2 ( 252 min)
The experienced Danish defender came in mid-season and offered a good option at the back when the club was desperately short of players due to injuries.
Arsenal and Netherlands goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal.
Sari van Veenendaal
6 (540 min)
The Dutch keeper lost her starting place but still managed to get a good number of games.
Likely to leave in the summer in search of a number one shirt in order to reclaim her place back with the Netherlands.
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – JULY 30: Katrine Veje of Denmark reacts during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Quarter Final match between Germany and Denmark at Sparta Stadion on July 30, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
7+1 (623 min)
The Danish winger, another mid-season signing, has been used alternatively in defence and attack covering for the two positions on the left side of the team.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 04: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her sides first goal during 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)
8 (707 min)
The midfield dynamo saw her season end prematurely with an ACL injury while she was in superb form.
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 08: Danielle Van De Donk celebrates with Emma Mitchell after scoring her sides first goal during the Women’s Super League 1 match between Arsenal and Bristol City at Meadow Park, Boreham Wood on October 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
9+1 (800 min)
The Scottish defender has been a regular this season when fit but unfortunately missed many games due to recurring injuries.
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)
12 (1058 min)
The Swiss midfielder has been a key player since her arrival but her season was cut short by a knee injury that will see her sidelined for a while now.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 14: An injured Kim Little of Arsenal is taken off after being tackled by Drew Spence of Chelsea during the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Arsenal at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
13 (1144 min)
Her season was stopped by a dangerous tackle from Drew Spence that saw her miss six league games. She is coming back to her best level right in time for the World Cup
France’s goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin reacts on the pitch after being injured during the FIFA international friendly football match between France and Japan at the Abbe-Deschamps Stadium in Auxerre, on April 4, 2019. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
13 (1170 min)
The French keeper has made the number one shirt her own and her dynamic style and footballing ability seem to be the main reason for getting the nod ahead of van Veenendaal.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Lisa Evans of Arsenal Women tackles with Ji So Yun of Chelsea Women during the FA WSL match between Arsenal Women and Chelsea Women at Meadow Park on January 13, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
15+2 (1347 min)
The Scottish winger-turned-flying-full-back has been a consistent performer on the right side of the pitch.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: Beth Mead of Arsenal looks on during the The Football Association Women’s Super League match between Arsenal Women and Bristol City Women at Meadow Park on March 14, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)
17+1 (1438 min)
The England winger has been consistent in assisting and scoring goals as well this season.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Louise Quinn of Arsenal during the FA Women’s Continental League Cup Final between Arsenal Women and Manchester City Women at Bramall Lane on February 23, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
16+2 (1454 min)
The Irish defender has been an ever-present and improved a lot this season.
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 08: Danielle Van De Donk looks on during the Women’s Super League 1 match between Arsenal and Bristol City at Meadow Park, Boreham Wood on October 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Danielle van de Donk
17+1 (1499 min)
The Dutch playmaker has shown her versatility and technical skill throughout the season.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Sari van Veenendaal (L) and Katie McCabe of Arsenal Women celebrate winning the FA WSL League with the Arsenal supporters after the WSL match between Brighton and Hove Albion Women and Arsenal Women at Amex Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
The Irish captain has had a spectacular season as an attacking winger on both sides of the pitch
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND, 13th January 2019: Leah Williamson of Arsenal thanking the fans postgame during the FA Women’s Super league football match between Arsenal Women and Chelsea Women at Meadow Park on January 13th in Borehamwood, England. (DP)
The centre-back has been very consistent this season putting good performances in throughout the entire season
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Dominque Bloodworth of Arsenal walks to take a penalty during a penalty shootout during the FA Women’s Continental League Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City Women at Bramall Lane on February 23, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
18 (1594 minutes)
The versatile defender/midfielder has been excellent in her defensive role while also providing assists from deep positions.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 14: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal shoots and scores her team’s second goal during the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Arsenal at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)