With the FA Women’s Cup 2020/21 final rounds being played during the season 2021/22, the FA have come out with a new regulation for players signed during the summer transfer window.

Arsenal v Manchester City - FA Women s Super League - Meadow Park Arsenal s Kim Little hidden celebrates scoring their side s second goal of the game with team-mates during the FA Women s Super League match at Meadow Park, Borehamwood. Copyright: Dominic Lipinksi
Arsenal v Manchester City – FA Women s Super League – Meadow Park Arsenal s Kim Little hidden celebrates scoring their side s second goal of the game with team-mates during the FA Women s Super League match at Meadow Park, Borehamwood. Copyright: Dominic Lipinksi

What it means for the Arsenal’s new signings:

 

Frida Maanum, Simone Boye Sørensen and Nikita Parris did not play in last season’s tournament as they were playing in different Leagues.

They are eligible to play.

Mana Iwabuchi (Aston Villa) and Tobin Heath (Manchester United) played for teams that are eliminated and therefore eligible to be added to the squad.

Our opponents, Tottenham Hotspur, will have to make a choice on who to select among their new signings. Chioma Ubogagu, Kyah Simon and Tang Jiali can be added to the squad as they were playing in a different League last season.

Ex-Arsenal youngster Silvana Flores, who was on Chelsea and then Reading’s books did not play in the tournament and is therefore eligible.

Cho So- Hyun was already on loan at Spurs and therefore is already registered.

Tinja-Riikka Korpela and Maéva Clemaron were unused subs and therefore did not play before in the competition.

Those three players are therefore eligible to play without restriction.

Spurs can register the two players that have already played in the tournament with teams that are already eliminated:  Molly Bartrip (Reading), Asmita Ale (Aston Villa)

Arsenal will be favourites in the battle of the unbeaten FA WSL sides this season and you would expect to see a few changes from the team that beat Manchester City on Sunday.

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