Arsenal go into Sunday’s game against West Ham knowing that they need Manchester United to produce a miracle and beat Chelsea if they want to claim the FA WSL, but Leah Williamson doesn’t want to know the score as the game is going on.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Leah Williamson of Arsenal applauds the fans after the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Emirates Stadium on May 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Leah Williamson of Arsenal applauds the fans after the Barclays FA Women’s Super League match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Emirates Stadium on May 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal sit in second place in the FA WSL, just one point behind Chelsea, but with only one game left to play.

Arsenal travel to West Ham, a team they have an aggregate score of scored 25, conceded 6, over the life of the WSL (six games). Three points in this game is almost expected, especially considering they won 9-1 the last time they played there.

Chelsea, however, play at home against Manchester United who, although they are chasing Man City in third place, have drawn two of their last four games while City, Chelsea and Arsenal have all won their last five.

Ahead of the game, Leah Williamson was asked by the Morning Star if she would be keeping an eye on the score from the Chelsea game.

“No, it doesn’t change anything,” Williamson said.

“We have to win, we have to win our game. Same as we have the last two.

“I don’t really like getting involved in it personally anyway, but if it changed and we have to get goals then that’s different, but we just need to win that game of football.

“We as a team haven’t spoken about it a lot. I know obviously everybody’s talking about the title race, but it’s not really something that we talk about.

“I turn my phone on at the end of the games to see what happens and obviously you’re hoping for a result but, call it superstition, I just wouldn’t get involved.

“If it mattered what we did it would be different, but we have to win our games and I hope the rest of the girls are on the same wavelength and I know they will be because there’s another three points, that’s what we need.”

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