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Arsenal Women Football Club in brief

The women's section of Arsenal was founded in 1987 by Vic Akers, a well-known figure in the Arsenal men's team, as he was in charge of equipment. Unfortunately, the context at the time was not conducive to the development of women's football in England, and the team took part in several competitions but had to wait until 2002 to be recognized as a professional. After that, the club quickly established itself as a leader in the English women's football league.

The 2006-07 season remains to this day a special year for the Arsenal team, with victories in every competition and above all the UEFA Women's Champions League title, a historic first for an English club.

Since 2011, the team has been playing in the elite of English women's football, the FA Super League.

Arsenal's only Champions League win in the 2006-07 season came in the final against Swedish club Umea IK.

The Parisian women against Arsenal

The two teams met on August 12th, 2018, for the second match of the Toulouse International Ladies Cup. Dominated 2-1 by the English at the end of regulation time, the Parisian women finally found the solution in the very last minutes, equalising in the 92nd minute, final score 2-2.

In the 2019-20 season, they will face eachother in the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Women's Champions League.

Anissa Lahmari and Melike Pekel are the last Parisian players to have scored against Arsenal.

Players to follow

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Nadia Nadim

Striker 02/01/1988
Born on January 2nd, 1988, in Herat, Afghanistan, Nadia Nadim is a Danish international player of Afghan origin playing as a striker. She emigrated to Denmark at the age of 12 and started playing football. She joined PSG in January 2019 from Manchester City, and will again play against an English team (Arsenal FC) in the Women Champions League Final 8. Beyond the field where she shines with her goalscoring skills, she was named UNESCO Champion for Girls' and Women's Education in July 2019.
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Viviane Miedema

Striker 15/07/1995
Born on July 15th, 1996, Vivianne Miedema is a Dutch player who has been playing as a striker for Arsenal since 2017. She began her career at the age of 14 with SC Heerenveen before joining Bayern Munich for three years. During her time in the Bundesliga, she won the league title two years running, in 2015 and 2016. She scored her first goal for the Gunners against Everton on 29 October 2017. Dutch international, she won the European Women's Under-19 Championship in 2014 and the UEFA European Women's Championship in 2017. At the FIFA Women's World Cup in France, her team finished runners-up, losing out to the USA in the final.

Meadow Park

The stadium is located in Borehamwood, in the county of Hertfordshire. Meadow Park has a seating capacity of 4,500 and hosts both women's and Arsenal's youth teams.

Broughinge Road
WD6 5AL Borehamwood
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Practical information
To get to the stadium you can use various means of transport such as buses 107 and 292 as well as Elstree & Borehamwood station.

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