Arsenal vs Linkoping Match Analysis & Prediction
06/09/2023 6:00 pm
Arsenal Women will kick off their 2023-24 season when they face Linkoping Women in Women’s Champions League qualifying on Wednesday.
Linkoping are hosting the mini-tournament, which also features French side Paris FC and Ukrainian outfit Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih.
While they fell 11 points short of eventual Women’s Super League champions Chelsea, Arsenal managed to hold off Manchester City to finish in the top three on goal difference, securing their spot in Champions League qualifying.
The Gunners reached the Champions League semi-finals last season, but they have a number of hurdles to overcome before they can even start to think about producing another deep run in the competition.
While the Gunners are preparing to begin their campaign, Linkoping are already up to speed as they enter the final two months of their domestic season.
Anders Jacobson was recently placed in charge after Andree Jeglertz left his role to become Denmark Women’s head coach, and the new Linkoping manager has picked up four points from his first two matches as boss, overseeing a 5-2 victory over Brommapojkarna and a goalless draw against Hacken.
With Linkopings unbeaten in 10 league matches, they will head into Wednesday’s contest in a positive mood, as they look to pull off a surprise result against Arsenal.
Arsenal vs. Linkoping Head to head
These two teams have previously met on just two occasions, playing out draws.
17/03/2011Arsenal1Linkoping1Women's Champions League
23/03/2011Linkoping2Arsenal2Women's Champions League
06/09/2023ArsenalN/ALinkopingN/AWomen's Champions League
Arsenal Team News
England international Beth Mead could be involved after recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury she sustained in November.
Leah Williamson, Laura Wienroither and Vivianne Miedema are further behind in their respective recoveries from the same injury.
Arsenal's Last 5 Matches
05/05/2023Arsenal1Leicester City WFC0Women's Super League
10/05/2023Brighton & Hove Albion0Arsenal4Women's Super League
17/05/2023Everton1Arsenal4Women's Super League
21/05/2023Chelsea2Arsenal0Women's Super League
27/05/2023Arsenal0Aston Villa2Women's Super League
Linkoping Team News
Angela Beard and Malin Brenn are expected to feature among the substitutes after joining Linkoping last week.
After featuring as a substitute in the goalless draw with Hacken, Stina Lennartsson is in contention to start against Arsenal.
Linkoping's Last 5 Matches
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Arsenal vs. Linkoping: Odds and Predictions
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