Arsenal Women Reach Champions League Semi-Finals with Impressive Win
Arsenal Women’s head coach, Jonas Eidevall, recently received a congratulatory message from the club’s sporting director, Edu, after Arsenal’s impressive win over Bayern Munich, which paved the way for their first Champions League semi-final appearance in a decade.
The Gunners put on a polished first-half display to score two goals against Bayern, securing the win on aggregate thanks to Frida Maanum and Stina Blackstenius. Eidevall’s team now face Wolverhampton Wanderers or Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals.
Eidevall is striving to make history by becoming the first coach to lead a British side to victory in this competition since 2007, when Arsenal achieved the feat against Swedish team Umea.
“It’s the club’s long-term objective to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League,” said Eidevall.
Arsenal suffered two injuries during the game, with Kim Little and Katie McCabe both coming off, but Eidevall was unable to provide updates on their status.
He will hope that both make a quick recovery ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City, who are their title rivals in the Women’s Super League. Arsenal are currently sitting in third place, trailing City by just three points but having a game in hand.
“We need to focus on our performances to maintain consistency,” added Eidevall, “but when we hit our stride, we have the potential to beat any team. It’s a proud moment for the club, but we still have a lot of hard work ahead of us.”
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