In a moment of concern turned to relief, Arsenal fans and the team were reassured after Beth Mead, the talented England forward, emerged unhurt following a scare in the Adobe Women’s FA Cup match against Watford.

Mead’s well-being was a highlight in the post-match discussions, especially considering her comeback from an 11-month ACL lay-off.

Arsenal Women vs Watford 14/01/23 [image via Arsenal Women]
Arsenal Women vs Watford 14/01/23 [image via Arsenal Women]
Arsenal fans were relieved after the team’s recent 5-1 victory over Watford in the Adobe Women’s FA Cup, as Beth Mead, the England forward, was confirmed to be unhurt following a scare towards the end of the match.

Mead, who made a comeback from an 11-month ACL lay-off in October, went down in the closing stages of the game, causing concern among the supporters and team alike.

However, she was seen walking around the pitch after the final whistle, easing worries about any significant injury.

This positive update on Mead’s condition comes amidst a dominant performance by Arsenal Women, who cruised to a comprehensive 5-1 victory at home, advancing to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The match began with Arsenal taking an early lead through Alessia Russo, who capitalised on a mistake by Watford goalkeeper Jacqueline Goldsmid just six minutes into the game. The lead was doubled shortly after by a well-executed shot from Lia Walti, set up by Victoria Pelova.

Arsenal‘s manager, Jonas Eidevall, expressed satisfaction with the team’s overall performance. “It’s a strong performance. We were good on the ball; we played some great attacking football. We controlled most of the game,” he said. He acknowledged the team’s potential for more goals, adding, “The only thing we could have done better was to score more goals sooner in the game so it could have felt a little bit easier, but all-in-all, it was strong.”

Notable performances came from several players, including Emily Fox on her debut, and Victoria Pelova, who played a key role in setting up goals.

The second half saw Arsenal maintain their control, with goals from Stina Blackstenius, Amanda Ilestedt, and Frida Maanum further cementing their victory.

Despite Watford‘s consolation goal scored by Gunners loanee Michelle Agyemang, the match was largely one-sided, demonstrating Arsenal‘s superiority.

The team is now preparing for their upcoming Barclays Women’s Super League fixture against Everton, with Eidevall emphasising the importance of continued development and readiness for future matches.