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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.
Hope Solo

On the move? Why Arsenal should consider signing this US Legend

With Emma Byrne released by the club at the end of her contract, why not take a gamble on the superstar goalkeeper, Hope Solo?
Vivianne Miedema

The disappointing reason behind Arsenal Women's lack of photographer

After our interview with Arsenal photographer, David Price, recently, it got us thinking: Do the women’s side have their own ‘tog and, if not, why not?

West Ham fans accused of sexist chants during Arsenal clash

A group of West Ham fans allegedly targeted a woman on Wednesday night and subjected her to sexist chants while the match played out.

The rise and stay of football shirt sponsorships

Why it’s popular for gambling operators to sponsor football shirts and how football clubs and gambling operators are the perfect partnership!

If the FA want to grow the women’s game, why all the secrecy?

With the England u21 squad named for the Nordic Cup, we were treated to the usual behind-closed-doors sign for this well known u23 international tournament, adding to fans' frustrations.

The FA's restructure has messed up the elite clubs

Imagine a football world where your place in the top league is decided by your pitch facilities, marketing and budget size, not on the football results. Welcome to the FA WSL.

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?
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.

Astonishing decision as new FA WSL and Championship teams to be revealed on Sunday

The FA has announced that they will disclose the teams with a successful bid for the 2018/19 season on Sunday.

Have this top London club overstocked on forwards?

Arsenal Ladies have signed the Dutch forward from FC Bayern Munchen and once again, we have to wonder why the club is piling up players again in certain positions.

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?

Bizarre secrecy in women's football sees fans ejected

The news that the Arsenal Ladies' youth teams cup finals will be both played at St George's Park means no Arsenal fans will be...

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.

Why Arsenal should sign troubled USA goalkeeper for free

Hope Solo could be available for free in six months time, should Arsenal make a move for her?

Five things Arsenal need to happen so they can win the Champions League this...

With the Champions League group stage draw upon us, we ask the annual question - can Arsenal even win this thing?
Heather O'Reilly

Done deal: Why are Arsenal signing O'Reilly for a few months?

As previously announced Heather O'Reilly will sign for the Arsenal Ladies and will stay for the Spring Series. Although it is supposed to be a...
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?

10 former Arsenal youngsters shining in America

Throughout the years Arsenal have lost many players who went to the USA to study and play, starting with the one and only Kelly Smith who went to Seton Hall.

Should Arsenal adapt to midfielder?

Following Carla Humphrey's season loan move to Doncaster Rover Belles, it looks quite obvious that the coach nearly never played her in her best...

5 things we learnt from Arsenal v Birmingham

As Arsenal get ready for their second league game of the season against Manchester City, we take a look at what we learned from their opening day win over Birmingham City last weekend.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Jordan Nobbs and Kim Little of Arsenal lift the trophy as they celebrate after during 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)

Winners, losers, Champions League places: FA WSL 2020/21 predictions

With the FA WSL new season starting on Sunday, it is prediction time! Who will win the 20/21 FA WSL, who will be relegated?
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal FC scores his team's first goal during the Vitality Women's FA Cup Semi Final match between Manchester City and Arsenal on October 01, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Questions need to be asked after another big game defeat for Arsenal

Arsenal were defeated, again, away to City after a poor 1st half left them with a mountain to climb so why are they struggling in big matches?
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.
HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Alex Scott of Arsenal Ladies 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)

Can Arsenal still qualify for the Champions League following latest setback?

Sunday's 3-0 away defeat to Birmingham City Ladies means there is not much hope of Champions League football next season, with a cup double now the main target for the team.

Arsenal Ladies' transfer window broken down

The FA WSL transfer window will reopen from the 3rd - 30th of June. This transfer window is mainly used to make adjustments on the squads. Let's have a look at what could happen for the Arsenal Ladies.
England's forward Alessia Russo (C) vies for the ball with France's forward Melvine Malard (L) and France's defender Selma Bacha (R) during the Women's U20 World Cup 3rd place football match between France and England at the La Rabine stadium, in Vannes, western France on August 24, 2018. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Russo and Wubben-Moy available: Why Arsenal should sign them

English youngsters, Alessia Russo and Lotte Wubben-Moy, are on the market after leaving UNC and there is certainly a case for trying to sign the hugely talented players.

Arsenal player profile - Double-double-winning youngster set for first-team breakthrough

With this week's Arsenal ladies' profile, we have another up-and-coming young centre forward Rianna Dean.

Who’s to blame for Arsenal Ladies problems?

Who is to blame for the Arsenal Ladies' bad performances? Is it the manager or the players?
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?
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)

Picking Arsenal’s 1st choice XI

Arsenal hammered Tottenham Hotspur 6-0 on Sunday to end their preseason in positive fashion, so now we should be able to work out Joe Montemurro's first choice XI.
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
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
Phil Neville speaking to Nikita Parris during England Women v France Women in the SheBelieves Cup

Do foreign players prevent young English players' accessing first team football?

When an international tournament appears on the horizon, the lack of opportunities for English players due to the rising number of foreigners becomes a trendy topic again.
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.

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.

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.
kelly Smith

Zidane, Henry and Pires in one player - Tribute to an Arsenal legend

In a new series we will profile the Arsenal Ladies players, from the past, present and those who will make the future of the team. We cannot start with a better player than Kelly Smith MBE who announced her retirement from football this week.

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.
john donoghue

Curious decisions at Liverpool and Everton: Has the sack race finally arrived in Women's...

Four months into the season and three managers are no longer in their jobs in the FA WSL and FA WC, so are they more at risk than before with teams now full-time?