Tag: Joe Montemurro

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
Ruby Mace of Birmingham City Women in action during Womens Super League match between West Ham Women and Birmingham City Women at The Chigwell Construction Stadium in London - 17th March 2021 West Ham United Women v Birmingham City Women, Barclays FA Women s Super League, Football, the Chigwell Construction Stadium, London, UK - 17 Mar 2021 West Ham United Women v Birmingham City Women, Barclays FA Women s Super League, Football, the Chigwell Construction Stadium, London, UK - 17 Mar 2021

“If I’m Arsenal tonight, I’m excited watching that” Ruby Mace loan watch

Arsenal youngster Ruby Mace moved to Birmingham City on loan in January, so how is she doing? 
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Joe Montemurro, Manager of Arsenal speaks to the media pitchside after the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Everton Women at Meadow Park on December 20, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Is it time to replace Joe Montemurro at Arsenal?

Arsenal slumped to another defeat and Champions League qualification looks near impossible, so is it time to replace Joe Montemurro?
READING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: Lisa Evans , Vivianne Miedema and Jennifer Beattie of Arsenal speak as they walk off the pitch after the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Reading Women and Arsenal Women at Madejski Stadium on January 17, 2021 in Reading, England. Sporting stadiums around England 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 Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Champions League hopes on a razor’s edge

Arsenal could only draw 1-1 away to Reading in a disjointed and rusty performance at the weekend, leaving their Champions League hopes in trouble
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Katie McCabe of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Birmingham City Women at Meadow Park on December 06, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. A limited number of spectators (900) will be in attendance as Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are eased in Tier 2 areas. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal manager confirms post-Brexit signing plans in motion

Arsenal are already planning for life in a new, post-Brexit England where EU players will be restricted and the FA are about to implement another homegrown rule.
DAGENHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Jill Roord of Arsenal FC celebrates with Vivanne Miedema after scoring her sides first goal during the FA Women's Super League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at Chigwell Construction Stadium on September 12, 2020 in Dagenham, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Jill Roord picks up slight knee injury along with award nomination

Jill Roord has returned to Arsenal with a slight knee injury, cutting short her international break along with Leah Willison.
Lotte Wubben-Moy

Arsenal re-sign 21-year-old Wubben-Moy

Arsenal have re-signed Lotte Wubben-Moy after the defender returned home from the States due to the current pandemic.
Arsenal women vs Reading women, via @ArsenalWFC

Joe Montemurro on Arsenal’s win over Reading

Joe Monetemurro spoke to Arsenal.com after Arsenal's 6-1 thrashing of Reading to get their FA WSL campaign off to a flying start.
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?

Gabriel decides on Arsenal, Arsenal start at Fulham as fixtures released, away kit launched

Arsenal have signed another player, Gabriel wants Arsenal who will pay €50m for Thomas Partey, Auba deal done, Emi, Willian, and more

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?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Danielle Van De Donk celebrates with Emma Mitchell after scoring her sides first goal during the Women's Super League 1 match between Arsenal and Bristol City at Meadow Park, Boreham Wood on October 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

2 Arsenal legends join Reading

Emma Mitchell and Danielle Carter have both joined Reading.
France's goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin poses during a photo session on May 28, 2019 in Clairefontaine en Yvelines. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal manager wants current Arsenal goalkeeper

Arsenal's French goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin is apparently on Bordeaux's radar as the 28-year-old looks to be coming to the end of her time with Arsenal.
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Stephanie Catley of Melbourne City FC during the round 2 W-League match between Canberra United and Melbourne City at McKellar Park on November 24, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

Arsenal expected to add another Australian to their ranks in the summer

Arsenal are expected to add another Australian to their ranks this summer with the arrival of Melbourne City captain, Steph Catley.
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.

Arsenal set up quarter-final Tottenham Hotspur cup tie

The Gunners defeated Lewes 2-0 on Sunday with goals from new signing Caitlin Foord and Danielle van de Donk to set up a mouth watering quarterfinal tie against Tottenham Hotspur.
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?
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Stephanie Catley speaks to the media during an Australia Matildas media opportunity at the Intercontinental Double Bay on January 21, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Arsenal line up deal for 26yo considered best left-back in world

Arsenal are reportedly chasing Melbourne City captain, Steph Catley, ahead of what would be a summer move for the Australian.
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 defeat by Chelsea means race could go to last week

Arsenal were soundly beaten 4-1 at home to Chelsea on Sunday and dropped to second in the league and opening the door for the Blues to overtake them with their game in hand.
Arsenal Women vs Brighton (Photo via Twitter / ArsenalWFC)

Brighton v Arsenal: Where the game was won

Arsenal were brilliant on Sunday as they beat Brighton 4-0 away. We expected a tough game after previously drawing 0-0 in the Conti Cup group stage, but the girls performed superbly and made it an easy win.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 08: Sam Kerr of the Matildas speaks to media during an Australian Matildas press conference at Bankwest Stadium on November 08, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Arsenal manager hails new Chelsea signing then adds brilliant 'but...'

Joe Montemurro has hailed Chelsea's new signing, Sam Kerr, delighted that players from his home country are starting to get the recognition he feels they deserve, but he hopes she doesn't do too well now she's playing for our 'nemesis'.
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.
Kim Little v Reading

3 sensational goals and Wengerball football takes Arsenal women top of the table

With Chelsea coming from behind to defeat Manchester City, the Gunners knew that only a win would do and they duly delivered with three stunning goals at Reading Women on Sunday.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Joe Montemurro, manager of Arsenal Women talks with media following the SSE Women's FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea Women and Arsenal Women at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on February 17, 2019 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

2 players and Arsenal manager up for award

Joe Montemurro is up for the Barclay's manager of the Month award after bringing Arsenal through November unbeaten unlike his men's team counterpart who couldn't win a game, while two players also get picked for the vote.
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Beth Mead of England talks to the press during a England Women Media Access day at St Georges Park on November 06, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Great news as Mead signs new long-term Arsenal contract

Beth Mead's excellent form has been rewarded with a new long-term contract as she continues to get even better.

Tottenham 0 Arsenal 2: Full analysis and player quotes

In what was a tough, and sometimes bruising, encounter for the Gunners at the new White Hart Lane in front of a record crowd,...

Highlights as Arsenal Women beat Tottenham 2-0 in front of record crowd

Arsenal played Tottenham at the Tottenham stadium on Sunday in front of a record-breaking 38,262 fans, running out 2-0 winners thanks to second half goals from Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema.
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)

Full match review with manager quotes as Arsenal beat Manchester City

Arsenal got back to winning ways in the league by beating unbeaten Manchester City thanks to a lone goal from Vivianne Miedema.
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)

Joe Montemurro shows Unai Emery how it’s done

Joe Montemurro sent his charges out against a dominant and unbeaten Manchester City side that hadn't even conceded a goal this season and beat them 1-0.

Arsenal defeat old rivals Charlton to stay top of their Continental Cup group

Arsenal put in a professional performance to claim a routine 4-0 win against the Championship's bottom team with Beth Mead in superb form, scoring a superb goal and two assists as the perfect preparation for next week's league showdown.

Chelsea manager refreshingly honest about winning goal v Arsenal

Chelsea ended Arsenal's 11-match winning run with a lovely goal on Sunday and after the match the Chelsea manager was refreshing honest about the impact her change had made on the game.
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)

Arsenal manager headhunted for biggest football job in the world and tempted by it

ESPN Australia have sourced the information that US Soccer, who are looking to replace departing coach Jill Ellis, have turned to the Arsenal manager as one of their options.
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 - 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)

FIFA BEST awards: Arsenal pair nominated but can they win?

FIFA have released their annual BEST awards shortlist and, as usual, there is controversy as fans and journos wonder why they've been selected.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Sari Van Veenendaal, Danielle Van de Donk, Dominique Bloodworth and Vivianne Miedema 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)

Arsenal lead women’s football double-header call

Arsenal are reportedly leading the move to bring women's football to the men's crowd by playing double-headers like we will see at the Emirates Cup this year.
ASCHHEIM, GERMANY - AUGUST 12: Manuela Zinsberger poses during the team presentation of the FC Bayern Muenchen Women's team at Sportpark Aschheim on August 12, 2014 in Aschheim, Germany. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal sign Bayern Munich keeper

Arsenal have signed Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger to replace the outgoing Saari van Veenendaal.

Arsenal midfielder hails manager and 'massive turning point'

Jordan Nobbs has hailed Joe Montemurro's influence on this current Arsenal side after the team picked up the club's 15th league title on Sunday.
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.
Joe Montemurro holds his crystal trophy via Arsenal.com

Arsenal manager named Manager of the Month for March

Joe Montemurro has been named LMA Manager of the Month for March.