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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Joe Montemurro, the manager of Arsenal Women looks on prior to the WSL match between Brighton and Hove Albion Women and Arsenal Women at Amex Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Thank you, Joe Montemurro

Joe Montemurro’s Gunners' legacy is the return to the Arsenal way of playing football, the title winning season and leaving the club in a better position than he found it
Joe Montemurro, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the FA Women's Continental League Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal Women and Reading Women at Meadow Park on January 15, 2020 in Borehamwood, England.

Why Joe Montemurro is still the right fit for Arsenal

There has been some recent criticism of the Arsenal manager and rightly so on certain occasions as the manager is judged on results, but I have read over-the-top criticism that does not make sense to me as I believe he is still the right fit for the club.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal celebrates scoring her side's first goal with team mates during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Meadow Park on October 27, 2019 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)

Top 5 Arsenal women moments of the decade

To celebrate the new year, here are my Arsenal Women top 5 moments of the decade.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal celebrates scoring her side's first goal with team mates during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Meadow Park on October 27, 2019 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)

Voted by the fans: Arsenal Women’s Team of the Decade

As we reach the end of the decade, I thought it would be a good idea to do a fans' vote for the Arsenal Women's team of the decade.

Arsenal dominate FA WSL Team of Decade

As 2019 comes to a close, it seems right to select an FA WSL best XI spawning the decade with the league in it's ninth season.
NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Jill Scott of England in action with Christie Murray of Scotland during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group D match between England and Scotland at Stade de Nice on June 9, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Top 6 worst Arsenal women signings this decade

Just like there have been a number of great signings for Arsenal women over the last decade, there have been a few stinkers too, so here are my top 6 worst Arsenal women signings from that period.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Jill Roord of Arsenal celebrates with team mates Vivianne Miedema and Katie McCabe after scoring their team's fifth goal during the pre season friendly match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Meadow Park on August 25, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)

Top 5 Arsenal women signings from the last decade

Arsenal have made quite a few good signings over the past 10 years, so here are my top 5 Arsenal women's signings of the decade.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Kim Little and Leah Williamson of Arsenal after the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The FA can have the biggest league or salary cap, not both

There is a lot of talk about an FA WSL salary cap at the moment and why it should be removed or changed.

First Arsenal game gives indication of pecking order

Arsenal beat West Ham 2-1 to start the season the same way as the last one ended - at the top of the league but what did the starting XI tell us about the squad?
ALKMAAR, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 09: Jill Roord of Netherlands in action during the International Friendly Women's match between Netherlands and Chile at AFAS-Stadium on April 09, 2019 in Alkmaar, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

4 in, 2 out but where are all the English players? Arsenal Women’s transfer...

Arsenal Women's main transfer business was done before the World Cup with two players out and four players in so how is the squad looking and were are all the homegrown players?
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Danielle Van de Donk and Lisa Evans of Arsenal celebrate with the trophy after the WSL match between Arsenal Women and Manchester City at Meadow Park on May 11, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Top 5 Arsenal players, youth and breakthrough players of the season

This was supposed to be a top 3 list but Arsenal have been too damn good to select only three of them.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: The Arsenal Women players celebrate Vivianne Miedema's opening goal during the WSL match between Brighton and Hove Albion Women and Arsenal Women at Amex Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Arsenal win the league with reaction from Joe Montemurro & Danielle Carter

The Arsenal are back! Seven years after winning the league under Laura Harvey, Joe Montemurro and his players have brought the trophy back to Borehamwood.
Austria's defender Viktoria Schnaderbeck looks on during press conference during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 football tournament in Breda on August 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

What kind of players will Arsenal recruit for Champions League football next season?

With Champions League now guaranteed for the time since 2013/14, it is time to look at potential reinforcements and the positions they might be needed.

Is it fair these 3 players don’t get a chance with England?

There are a few names that have been thrown around as potential Lionesses at the World Cup who are not getting a look in.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Leah Williamson and Kim Little of Arsenal look dejected following the FA Women's Continental League Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City Women at Bramall Lane on February 23, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal's road to the title is full of obstacles but they can overcome them

The penalty shoot-out to defeat to Manchester City on Saturday means the only remaining target for Arsenal's Women is the League title.

Arsenal v Manchester City: 2 UK papers disgrace themselves with coverage

On Saturday afternoon, Arsenal faced Manchester City in the Conti Cup final, not that you’d know it from the coverage in Sunday’s papers.

Football is still a long way from gender equality

For Helen Ward, it’s too late to undo the injustices she faced. But in speaking out, she exposes some ugly truths that need addressing, and she helps pave the way for those who follow in her footsteps.
Olympique Lyonnais' Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg gestures after receiving the 2018 FIFA Women's Ballon d'Or award for best player of the year during the 2018 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris on December 3, 2018. - The winner of the 2018 Ballon d'Or will be revealed at a glittering ceremony in Paris on December 3 evening, with Croatia's Luka Modric and a host of French World Cup winners all hoping to finally end the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

What a t**t: Arsenal players react to Ballon d’Or sexism

What do you ask the first ever woman to win the Ballon d’Or who has just given a rousing speech aimed at encouraging more women and girls to get involved with the sport? Well, if you’re a dick with a dick, you ask her to twerk, of course.

Arsenal’s small squad size causing problems

Arsenal Women's unbeaten run ended up with a 2-0 defeat away at City but it wasn't unexpected considering our bad luck with injuries in the last few weeks.
Austria's defender Viktoria Schnaderbeck looks on during press conference during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 football tournament in Breda on August 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

Has the creation of a full-time league led to more professional contracts?

A couple of years ago, the FA decided to go for a full-time professional women's football League so with the FA WSL in a new era, let's have a look at the transfer numbers from 2013 to 2018.
Pro-European Union (EU), anti-Brexit campaigners from the Our Future, Our Choice (OFOC) youth movement for a 'People's Vote' on Brexit, launch the group's campaign battle bus in London on November 17, 2018, as part of their "Stand Up For Our Future!" campaign aimed at highlighting the youth feeling around Brexit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May battled Friday to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her own political future. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)

Is January the last chance for EU bargains before Brexit?

With Brexit coming at the end of March 2019 and a large number of injured players at Arsenal, the January transfer window might be crucial for in the quest for trophies.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her sides first goal during the WSL match between Arsenal Women and Birmingham Ladies at Meadow Park on November 4, 2018 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

‘Not Super’: Daily Mail football writer makes ridiculous women’s football claim

Martin Samuel in the Daily Mail football section complains the Women’s Super League just isn’t super enough to warrant coverage in a national newspaper.
Vivianne Miedema celebrates for Arsenal

Natural born killer: Arsenal's forward has 10 in 6 this season

Just 22, Vivianne Miedema has scored 114 goals in 132 games. But who is this player who’s proving that the female of the species is just as deadly as the male?
Female football fans

5 reasons female Arsenal fans should stay in the kitchen

A look at some of the accusations levelled at female football fans and the truth behind them.
Joe Montemurro

Arsenal’s manager stepping up to the challenge

Arsenal Women are absolutely flying this season having just put five past the reigning Champions, Chelsea, away from home. So who is the manager that looks to have the team back on track?
Joe Montemurro

Arsenal’s manager stepping up to the challenge to bring back glory

Arsenal Women are absolutely flying this season having scored 24 goals already in just a handful of matches. So who is the manager that looks to have the team back on track?

Crowds at women’s football have more impact on the players

One of the main differences between men's and women's football is the attendance. At the Emirates, you will get around 60k while at Borehamwood it...

2 Arsenal youngsters set to join Tottenham as youth squads take hit impacting senior...

The new season is four weeks away and there are 18 players in the current Arsenal first-team squad but the Academy is looking threadbare.

Money for nothing: Another casualty after latest FA reform

Sheffield FC Ladies have withdrawn from the newly named FA Women's Championship citing 'money' as the main reason behind their decision.
HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Joe Montemurro manager of Arsenal Women, Louise Quinn and Katie McCabe of Arsenal women celebrate with the trophy after the WSL Continental Cup Final between Arsenal Women and Manchester City Ladies at Adams Park on March 14, 2018 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

How Arsenal have led from the front in women’s football

There are countless reasons why you can be proud to be an Arsenal fan. One of the proudest regards I have for Arsenal however, is how they strive for respect and encourage diversity and equality. In particular, how they have led from the front in Women’s football.
Arsenal's Beth Mead

Arsenal Player of the Season top 3 plus youth PotS picked

As we are reaching the end of the season, it is time to announce the Player of the Year awards and we've picked our top 3 players as well as the best young player.
HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Kim Little of Arsenal is challenged by Abbie McManus of Manchester City during the WSL Continental Cup Final between Arsenal Women and Manchester City Ladies at Adams Park on March 14, 2018 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal match postponement set to cause fixture congestion problems

Sunday's FA Women's Cup quarter final postponement is set to create a number of fixture list problems before the end of the season on 20th May.

Long read: The condescension of female football fans in 2018

Almost three years ago, one of my first features for Daily Cannon was about the condescension of female football fans.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Alex Scott congratulates teammate Jemma Rose during the FA Women's Super League Continental Cup match between Arsenal and London Bees, on October 12, 2017 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

FA force Arsenal and Manchester City to choose between cup final and player’s health

Now that Arsenal have reached the Conti Cup final against Manchester City, it is time to get angry at the FA
VALENCIA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 07: Valencia CF assistant coach Phil Neville gives instructions during a training session ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League Group H match against Olympique Lyonnais at Paterna Training Centre on December 07, 2015 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

Phil Neville getting the women’s England job is a huge problem and a massive...

Waking up on Saturday morning to read reports that Phil Neville was the frontrunner and favourite to take the England’s women’s job, I wasn’t sure if I was still asleep or drunk from the night before, even though I hadn’t even been drinking.

Arsenal top 3 players 2017

Arsenal Women struggled in 2017, failing to add to their trophy cabinet and missing out on the Champions League. But here are their three top performers who can hold their heads high.

Arsenal Women’s FA WSL downward spiral: Who, when, why and how?

When the FA WSL was formed in 2011, Arsenal Ladies were a dominant force in women's football and now they're a shadow of their former selves - what happened?

Natural born killer: Arsenal's new forward who has 49 in 60 at international level

Just 21, Vivianne Miedema has scored 114 goals in 132 games. But who is this player who’s proving that the female of the species is just as deadly as the male?
Arsenal's player Alex Scott and Netherland's former player Ruud Gullit (L) present the The Best FIFA Women's Coach of 2017 Award during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on October 23, 2017 in London. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

What's next for this Arsenal legend after they announced retirement?

At the beginning of November, Alex Scott announced that she would be leaving Arsenal and retiring from playing football at the end of the season, so what's next for the soon-to-be former right-back?

5 greatest Arsenal women of all time

The Arsenal Women are one of the most successful women's football teams ever, and certainly in England. We've put together a list of the five best players of all time for the side.