Jordan Nobbs picked up an injury as Arsenal beat Chelsea on Sunday at the Emirates, marring what was a great result for a very young squad.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal during the match between Arsenal and West Ham United at London Colney on August 18, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal during the match between Arsenal and West Ham United at London Colney on August 18, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

When Jonas Eidevall named his first squad for Arsenal, he had no choice but to name a bench full of youngsters with so many first-teamers on Olympic duty. But it was one of the kids – Freya Jupp, a 17-year-old Academy graduate – who scored the winner.

London, England, August 1st 2021 Arsenal celebrating their team mate Freya Jupp s 35 goal during the Arsenal Women v Chelsea Women game for The Mind Series of London friendlies at Emirates Stadium Daniela Torres Arsenal Women v Chelsea Women - The Mind Series of London friend
London, England, August 1st 2021 Arsenal celebrating their team mate Freya Jupp s 35 goal during the Arsenal Women v Chelsea Women game for The Mind Series of London friendlies at Emirates Stadium Daniela Torres Arsenal Women v Chelsea Women – The Mind Series of London friend

Katie McCabe had given Arsenal the lead with a lovely finish after just 28 minutes.

The game was, however, overshadowed by an injury to Jordan Nobbs. Nobbs had to be replaced early in the second half after what seemed a nasty ankle injury.

Nobbs injury was to foreshadow what would happen in the men’s game, which took place shortly after the women’s match.

Thomas Partey had to leave the  game in the first half with an ankle injury of his own, Mikel Arteta saying after the game that it ‘did not look good’.

Both teams now face Spurs on Sunday, 8 August at the Toilet Bowl arena. The men kick-off at 2pm and the women follow at 4.45pm.