This weekend has seen the first batch of the international matches with contrasting results for Arsenal’s players.
Here is a recap on how they got on so far:
The Netherlands beat Russia away 1-0 with a Jill Roord goal.
Danielle Van de Donk played 90 minutes and Vivianne Miedema played 89 minutes.
Jill Roord played 74 minutes, scored a goal and has now left the Dutch camp due to a slight knee injury. We will have to wait for the club’s assessment to confirm how long she will be out for.
Jill Roord verlaat het trainingskamp vanwege een lichte knieblessure: https://t.co/HowK0qD6BP.
Sterkte met je knie, @JillRoordNL!
— OranjeLeeuwinnen (@oranjevrouwen) September 20, 2020
Switzerland drew 1-1 with Croatia away, a poor result that puts Belgium in the driving seat to win Group H.
Lia Wälti captained the side and played 90 minutes.
Malin Gut also played 90 minutes.
Noëlle Maritz played 90 minutes.
Germany beat Ireland 3-0. Leonie Maier came in the 36th minute for the injured Gulia Gwinn.
Katie McCabe captained Ireland and played 90 minutes.
Germany now clear favourite to win the group ahead of Ireland.
England “B”( Home) beat England “A”(Away) 3-0 in a training game.
England A were managed by Phil Neville and tried a new system in 3-4-3 that will need more tweaking before it get used in competition.
Lotte Wubben-Moy came on late as a sub for England Away, but as it was a training game, it won’t count as a cap for her.
Beth Mead and Jordan Nobbs started and played the whole game for the England Home team and played well.
Leah Williamson was withdrawn from the camp as per the now infamous and deleted tweet from the Lionesses account. Like Jill Roord, we will have to wait for the club assessment to confirm how many games she will miss.
The second batch of games will be played on Tuesday and will see our Austrian, German and Swiss players involved before returning to the club the next day and in training probably on Thursday.
Hopefully, no other player will be injured as it shaped up to be a rough international break with two players already hit.