Arsenal v Torres preview

Quarter final of the Champions League is always going to be a tough game. Torres Terra Sarda are regulars in the competition and have many Italian and foreign internationals.

It will be Shelley Kerr’s first game in charge and because of this we have absolutely no clue who will start today. There are 27 players on the UEFA list including 5 goalkeepers. If we discount the youngsters, we can say there are 20 players vying for a spot in the 18 players squad today.

One player who won’t be involved is Katie Chapman. Arsenal.com announced yesterday that she was 7 months pregnant. This is a big loss for the club but she will be back for the 2nd half of the season.

So guess the starting 11 was quite easy after a few years under Laura Harvey, probably getting 9 out of 11 was the norm. Now guessing today’s team is tricky as we have no clue who she will prefer in every position :

GK : Byrne or Spencer
RB : Scott or Houghton
CB : Grant or Houghton
CB : Flaherty or Tracy
LB : Fahey or Beattie or Houghton
DM : Houghton or Beattie or Bailey
CM : Nobbs or Ludlow
AM : Little or Smith
RW : Davison or White
CF : Smith or Beattie or White
LW : Yankey or Carter

Shelley Kerr insisted on being well organised so we’ll see if it means a defensive set-up or just a very strict system ?

Published by Sylvain

women's football fan since 1998

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