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Why this £60m decision by Arsenal was the right one, but only if they...

Whatever Arsenal's struggles, turning down £60m for Alexis was the right call... provided they don't sell him in January.

Should fans be segregated for Arsenal Ladies v Spurs?

With Arsenal.com confirming Arsenal Ladies v Spurs will take place at Borehamwood FC on Sunday 19 March at 2pm, the question has to be asked if segregation should be in place.

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...

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...

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?

Is the FA WSL just a tool for the England team?

As we enter another international window with England competing in the SheBelieves Cup, it's time again to revisit the old club versus country argument.
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?
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 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.
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?
Jordan Nobbs

Can England win Euro 2017?

2017 is a big year for the England Women's team as they are now one of the favourites to win the upcoming Euros in the Netherlands. But do they have enough to win 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.
WALSALL, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Ellen White of England shoots on goal during the International Friendly between England Women and Denmark Women at Bank's Stadium on May 25, 2019 in Walsall, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Lionesses not performing: Where is it going wrong?

The England Lionesses are on a five-game streak without a win and any other result against Portugal would ramp the pressure on Phil Neville. But is he the only person responsible for the current situation?

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.

Ambitious Arsenal Ladies need League success after investment from club

Arsenal Ladies used to be the standard bearer in women's football for more than a decade before being overtaken by the likes of Liverpool,...
Arsenal Women vs Brighton (Photo via Twitter / ArsenalWFC)

Analysing how Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea spread playing time between players

Joe Montemurro's small squad policy was heavily criticised by some Arsenal fans following the 4-1 home defeat to Chelsea so I thought it would be interesting to look at how the big 3 teams are managing their players’ load and how they do the squad rotation.
Arsenal ladies

Opinion: New FA restructuring means a messy summer transfer window

The FA's decision to restructure the elite level of women's football, allowing only full-time professional football, is going to have a knock-on effect on the transfer window.

60% cancelled: Weather plays havoc with new FA WSL winter league schedule

This weekend was the first proper winter league weekend where adverse weather was likely to affect the fixture list - and affect it it did.
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?

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.
VALENCIA, SPAIN - MARCH 06: Valencia CF assistant coach Phil Neville gives instructions prior to the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Atletico de Madrid at Estadi de Mestalla on March 06, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

FA to make Phil Neville England Women’s team manager despite total lack of experience

As revealed by the godfather of women's football journos in England, Phillip Neville will be the new England Women's manager and will try to emulate Mark Sampson's success on the pitch while avoiding off-the-pitch pitfalls that saw the Welshman sacked.
Arsenal's Scottish forward Lisa Evans goes for a header during the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final football match between Arsenal and Paris SG at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on August 22, 2020. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Coming up short: Arsenal 1 PSG Feminines 2

Arsenal's women went out of the Champions League, losing 2-1 to PSG Feminines, as they came short in the first game of the Final 8

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.
Jordan Nobbs

This is the latest issue that could harm chances of being selected for England

Every time an England squad is named, fans ask the same question: Do central contracts guarantee a call-up, even if a player is out of form or regularly unused on international duty?
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal during the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Quarter-Final between Arsenal Women and Birmingham City Women at Meadow Park on January 9, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

FA WSL, BT Sport and BBC conspire to upset Arsenal fans

The FA WSL, BT Sport and the BBC seem to have conspired to upset Arsenal fans by no longer allowing us to enjoy a regular 2pm Sunday slot.
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?
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.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal shoots and scores her team's second goal during the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Arsenal at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)

My FA WSL Team of the Year

Now that the season is finally over, it's time to present my FA WSL Team of the Year, based on the games I've attended and those that have been shown on TV.
Lisa Evans of Arsenal celerbates with her team mates after scoring her sides ninth during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Bristol City at Meadow Park on December 01, 2019 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom.

What kind of players will Arsenal need to recruit this summer?

As we enter the final straight of the 2019/20 season, there are problems that have been clearly identified, like lack of squad depth in areas, so where do the Arsenal need to recruit to build as strong a squad as possible?

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?

Manchester City win the title, what next for Arsenal?

As expected, Manchester City defeated Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday and were crowned champions for the first time, so what next for Arsenal ladies?
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?

Awful refereeing, leaky defence + more: What we learned from Arsenal’s collapse at Manchester...

Here are the key things we learned from the 5-2 defeat away to City on Saturday lunchtime that leaves the team struggling in the title race after just two games.

Analysing Arsenal’s first defeat of the season at Chelsea

Arsenal were beaten 2-1 at Chelsea on Sunday and dropped to the third place in the table, three points behind Manchester City, a side...

Is Arsenal’s 20-player-squad good enough to win the Champions League?

In a month's time Arsenal's women's team will be in Spain trying to conquer Europe for a second time following their 2006/07 triumph and ahead of that the club have released both the new kit and squad numbers, but is the squad big enough?
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal shoots and scores her team's second goal during the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Arsenal at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)

My FA WSL 2018 Team of the Year

As we’re coming to the end of the year, here is my FA WSL 2018 best XI, based on the games I have attended and match highlights.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Danielle Carter, Jordan Nobbs, Beth Mead and Leah Williamson 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)

FA WSL 2019/20 predictions: Arsenal and Chelsea top, Tottenham and Everton bottom

With the League starting on Saturday with the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium and Bristol v Brighton at Ashton Gate, it is time for my annual predictions.

Arsenal Ladies’ mid-season grades

We have now reached the mid-season break and we can have a look at the players' grades so far for 2016.

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.
Arsenal ladies

Arsenal Ladies squad update: Strengths, weaknesses and depth

With Heather O'Reilly's imminent signing, the squad is looking a bit better prior to the start of the spring series but questions still remain on the squad's strength, weaknesses and depth in certain positions.