UEFA have announced the squads of the teams that will compete in the Women’s Champions League final 8 from Friday in the Basque Country.
As expected, many teams have made changes with Arsenal removing seven players and adding six.
The removed players are Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (who is eligible to play with Atletico Madrid but was not selected unfortunately), Katrine Veje, Emma Mitchell, Louise Quinn, Tabea Kemme, Ruby Grant, Silvana Flores.
The added players are Lydia Williams, Stephanie Catley, Noelle Martiz, Malin Gut, Caitlin Foord and 16 years old Ruby Mace.
The full Arsenal squad is
Goalkeepers: 1. Manuela Zinsberger, 18.Lydia Williams 24. Frances Stenson
Defenders: 5. Jennifer Beattie, 6. Leah Williamson, 12. Stephanie Catley, 16. Noelle Maritz, 20.Leonie Maier, 22. Viktoria Schnaderbeck, 30. Ruby Mace
Midfielders: 7. Danielle van de Donk, 8. Jordan Nobbs, 10. Kim Little,13. Lia Walti, 14. Jill Roord, 21. Malin Gut, 27. Melisa Filis
Forwards: 11. Vivianne Miedema, 15. Katie McCabe, 17. Lisa Evans, 19. Caitlin Foord, 23. Bethany Mead
The final 8 schedule is as follows
Friday 21 August
Glasgow City* v Wolfsburg and Atletico Madrid^ v Barcelona both at 5pm, live on BBC Alba* and BT Sport^
Saturday 22 August
Arsenal v PSG and Lyon v Bayern both at 7pm, live on BT Sport
Tuesday 25 August
2: Glasgow City/Wolfsburg vs Atlético/Barcelona 7pm live on BT Sport
Wednesday 26 August
1: Arsenal/Paris vs Lyon/Bayern 7pm live on BT Sport
Sunday 30 August
Winner semi-final 2 vs Winner semi-final 1 7pm live on BT Sport
Arsenal have to win the tournament to qualify for the 2020/21 edition, unlike their seven opponents who have made it already.
Chelsea and Manchester City have qualified by finishing in the top 2 FA WSL places.
It is not an easy task, but the Gunners can make it if they play at their best and lady luck is with them.