Manchester City v Arsenal: Battle of the unbeatens is biggest game of the women’s season so far


Manchester City Women host Arsenal Women in a mouthwatering clash this weekend.

They are the only two sides yet to lose a league match during the current campaign but three draws in their nine matches have left Man City six points behind league leaders Arsenal.

Vivianne Miedema is the league’s top scorer with 14 goals for Arsenal so far this season, just one shy of the record Birmingham striker Ellen White set last campaign when she scored 15 goals in a single Women’s Super League season.

Manchester City’s Nikita Parris will also be looking to add to her goal tally as the Women’s Super League all-time top goalscorer.

The winner of this match could well be lifting the title when May comes around.

Team news

Man City have been boosted by the return of a trio of injured players before the Arsenal match. Goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and forwards Pauline Bremer and Lauren Hemp were all back in training.

Arsenal are without a number of key players who have suffered significant injuries in recent months. Defenders Jessica Samuelsson (foot) and Tabea Kemme (knee) are unavailable while midfielder Jordan Nobbs (ACL) will be out of action until next year. Kim Little (fibula) is still weeks away from returning.

Past meetings

Manchester City have won four of the last five league meetings between the two sides with Arsenal only winning the most recent fixture. Despite this, Arsenal are favourites to win on Sunday after their fine start to the season.


One thing is for sure, this game won’t end goalless. With so much at stake, this has all the ingredients to be the game of the season.

My prediction is Manchester City 2-3 Arsenal.


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