Champions League 2012-13
Lost in semi-final to eventual winners Wolfsburg. A great result being 3 times semi-finalist in a row. In the end Wolfsburg had a little more quality than Arsenal and it showed in both games. Another excellent effort in Europe for the girls.
FA Cup 2012-13
Winners. First trophy won by Shelley Kerr beating Bristol in final. The trophy is back at Arsenal after a disappointing defeat the previous season to Chelsea. Another great result for the Ladies.
FA WSL Conti Cup 2013
Winners. The Ladies have won the first 3 editions. They beat Lincoln in the final to conclude in a positive manner the 2013 season.
FA WSL 2013
Third. Not qualifying for Champions League is a big blow and a big failure. Not retaining the title for the first time since 2002-03 is certainly disappointing also it is clearly due to the opposition improving while the Arsenal team kind of stagnated.
Although the season has not been bad with only one defeat on the opening day and 3 draws and the best defensive record, it was not enough to make the top 2 because of those draws and a 3 points deductions after fielding an ineligible player against Liverpool.
The League is your bread and butter and that result is a huge failure. Obviously the manager has a 2 years contract so she is safe due to this and also winning 2 trophies as well.
Nevertheless another season without qualifying for the champions would surely mean the end of her time at Arsenal.
Depending on who is leaving and who is coming in, the club might be in transition next season and it might be harder and harder to get into the top 2 places.