Arsenal are top of the League and the only team with a 100% record after another win over Everton this weekend.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND: Katie McCabe of Arsenal passes the ball during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Everton Women at Meadow Park on October 10, 2021. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND: Katie McCabe of Arsenal passes the ball during the Barclays FA Women’s Super League match between Arsenal Women and Everton Women at Meadow Park on October 10, 2021. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)

The table looks quite healthy with Arsenal three points ahead of Chelsea and Spurs, five points ahead of Manchester United, and eleven points ahead of Manchester City who have probably lost any chance to win the League this season.

Jonas Eidevall has decided to rotate a few players and played the following starting XI: Zinsberger; Maritz, Williamson, Wubben-Moy, Mccabe; Maanum, Little, Iwabuchi; Parris, Miedema, Heath.

There was clearly no hangover from the 4-1 Champions League defeat in Barcelona and Arsenal were on the attack from the word go and scored some excellent goals. Particularly the opener from Katie McCabe and the third goal from Frida Maanum. It is a joy to see how this Arsenal team is developing under the new Arsenal coach.

This is such a good start to the season, and having beaten Chelsea and Manchester City in the League is certainly proof that things are going the right way. There was an important setback against Barcelona in the Champions League and it was a good reminder that a lot of work needs to be done for the team to be able to compete at the highest level.

Hopefully, the team will perform better in the return game later in the season at home. Next is another Champions League game against Hoffenheim who defeated Køge 5-0 last week and also lost 3-1 to FC Bayern this weekend. This is a difficult game and the team’s credentials will be tested.

The good news this season is we now have 21 senior players and soon 22, when Boye-Simønsen is back to full fitness, fighting for a place in the starting XI. It means no one can be complacent, because there are players pushing to get a game. The fact that five substitutes are allowed also helps to spread game time and manage players’ load through this busy period.

Arsenal will have to show how serious they are against their German opponents before going into the international break and hope no one will come back with an injury from international duty. There were noises that a friendly game against a WSL side was possible during the break but it would end up being a five-a-side game with so many players gone to play for their respective National Team.