Arsenal to host Women’s Super League clashes against Chelsea and Tottenham at the Emirates
ARSENAL will hold two of their biggest WSL London derbies at the Emirates Stadium next term.
The club will take on Chelsea on the first day of the new season in September before facing Tottenham at the home of their men's side in March 2022.
The Gunners’ season opener against the Blues is expected to kick-off at 3 pm on Sunday 5 September with their duel with Tottenham set for March 27.
However, the club says these dates could be subject to changes.
Arsenal’s first top-flight game at the Emirates this year follows their friendly defeat of the WSL champs in August.
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The clash will see the return of fans of the side who finished third in the league last term behind Chelsea and title runners-up Manchester City.
And it could see Gunners’ debuts for England and Japan stars Nikita Parris and Mana Iwabuchi and Norway midfielder Frida Maanum, who joined the club this summer.
Arsenal chief Vinai Venkatesham said: “These games provide us with an exciting opportunity to showcase our world-class talent to more people than ever before; both through the matches at Emirates Stadium and also as a result of the new WSL broadcast deal.
“Arsenal Women is one of the most successful teams in the history of the women’s game and everyone at the club is really looking forward to the coming season, with the aim of making this another successful campaign.”
Tickets for the Gunners’ game against Chelsea are due to go on sale on Wednesday 11 August.
Their match with the Blues will see the club play their first domestic league fixture under new boss Jonas Eidevall.
The Sweden-born gaffer, 38, became the team's new head coach in June following Joe Montemurro’s departure at the end of the last season.
Eidevall’s appointment follows his three-year spell in charge of Swedish women’s side Rosengard.
The Arsenal chief led his former side to a league title win in Sweden’s top women’s football division in 2019 and a Swedish Cup triumph in 2018.
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