Arsenal manager Jonas Eidevall is hoping that his team’s recent Conti Cup victory will give them the “inner calm” they need to perform well in their upcoming Women’s Super League (WSL) match against Liverpool. However, he warns that the Gunners should not expect an easy win, as Liverpool will be well-prepared and physical. Despite being nine points behind league leaders Manchester United, Arsenal could move to within six points of them if they win against Liverpool and have two games in hand. Eidevall emphasizes that winning a trophy doesn’t entitle a team to anything in their next match and that a winning culture is about focusing on the next game.
Eidevall also praises Caitlin Foord, who was one of Arsenal’s biggest threats in their defeat of Chelsea and played a key role in their recent successes. He notes that Foord is a key player for Arsenal and deserves to be in the spotlight for her performances. Meanwhile, Liverpool will be without the services of Natasha Dowie and Leanne Kiernan due to injuries, but manager Matt Beard is optimistic about his team’s chances and hopes to finish at the top of their mini-league.
Overall, Eidevall’s focus on staying grounded and taking each game as it comes is a wise approach for Arsenal, who will need to perform consistently well if they hope to catch up to Manchester United and contend for the WSL title. Foord’s contributions will also be crucial, as Arsenal will need all their key players to step up if they want to maintain their momentum and secure more victories. As for Liverpool, they will need to overcome their injury setbacks and put up a strong fight against Arsenal if they want to climb up the WSL table.